Responding to Coronavirus
Discover how Booth is managing the global pandemic and maintaining our commitment to excellence for our students, alumni, staff, and community.
In the face of the global pandemic, the Booth community continues to come together and work incredibly hard to support the mission of the school with amazing enthusiasm, creativity, and flexibility. Following guidance from the university, the CDC, and local and regional authorities, we are working diligently to ensure that we maintain our distinctive academic environment, operate at the highest caliber, and foster vital connections for our students around the world, all while protecting the health of our community.
This website will provide our community access to the most up-to-date information needed to plan for the new quarter from both Booth and the University of Chicago, the latest thought leadership from Booth faculty around COVID-19, and information about health and safety.
Update to Campus Masking Requirement: March 18, 2022
The University of Chicago transitioned to mask optional for much of campus beginning March 4. Most classroom settings will be mask optional starting April 4–one week after the start of Spring Quarter for most of the University. The one-week delay will allow for a transition period as students and others return from travel over spring break.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students
The University of Chicago has implemented COVID-19 vaccination-related requirements for employees and students. The university will also require students and employees to receive a COVID-19 booster shot once they are eligible. By January 31, 2022, students and employees will need to submit proof of receiving a booster shot or apply for an approved exemption. This applies to Booth students as well.
For COVID-19 information and requirements for our Executive Education participants, please visit the Executive Education site for more information.
Take Action: Required Health Affirmation Before Coming to Campus
Before coming to any Booth campus in Chicago, London, or Hong Kong, all Chicago Booth students, faculty, and staff are required by the University of Chicago to affirm their commitment to specific precautions.
See the Requirements
See the UChicago Forward website for details on the university’s reopening plans.