Dean of Students
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Verifying Your COVID-19 Vaccination
As previously announced, all students are required to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status to the university by August 18. A hold will remain on a student’s record until proper vaccination is confirmed.
Students who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination must send a picture of their COVID-19 vaccine card, full name, and ID number to email@example.com by August 18 in order to maintain class enrollment, student employment, and on-campus housing contracts for the Fall 2021 Semester.
If you are unable to initiate or complete your COVID-19 vaccination by the deadline, you must send a brief explanation of your circumstances, full name, and ID number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To accommodate students who are unable to vaccinate or be tested for COVID-19 before arrival to Hawaii (see Safe Travels Hawaii), the university is administering a Modified Quarantine program. Students who qualify should register as soon as possible through the form on the Modified Quarantine webpage, prior to travel. If you do not commit to comply with the university’s testing and vaccination requirements or complete your vaccination in a timely way, you will be discontinued from your class enrollment, student employment, and on-campus housing contract for the fall semester.
Please be advised it is against federal law and the BYUH Honor Code to provide a false COVID-19 vaccination record. Misrepresenting your vaccination status may result in criminal punishment by imprisonment or a fine, as well as university disciplinary action such as suspension or dismissal.
Aloha BYU–Hawaii students. As dean of students, my mission is to assist and support you in your development and success at BYU–Hawaii. Your life as a student will shape your future and you will make many important decisions during your time here. You have so much to look forward to by way of personal, spiritual, and academic achievement. Also, as a student at this amazing university, you are a leader and the things you learn during your time at BYU–Hawaii will bless you and your family, the Church, your community, and your profession.
I invite you to meet with me as you plan for and accomplish your goals and dreams. You will face challenges that you may now anticipate as well as those that you cannot possibly foresee. You will also achieve accomplishments that you can only imagine at this time. Meet with me to discuss, navigate, and strategize your plans. You were prophesied as having an influence that “will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.” David O. McKay. Groundbreaking Services of BYU–Hawaii. February 12, 1955.
I look forward to being part of your journey.
Schedule a time to meet with me.