To Our Chamberlain Community: 

The well-being of our students and colleagues has been at the forefront of our pandemic response as we supported the continuation of your educational goals. 

I am pleased to share that we are ready to safely welcome you back to campus. Effective with the start of the September session (Monday, August 30, 2021), we will resume all on-campus activities at all campuses (unless identified below). As always, we will continue to monitor the pandemic closely and adjust plans as needed to comply with local guidelines and restrictions and will keep you informed should we need to modify our plan.

  • Houston, Atlanta and Tysons Corner campuses: Leadership will be making the determination in the coming weeks on which courses will remain virtual, and which will be assigned on campus.
  • Chicago campus: Separate communications are forthcoming regarding relocation updates and the impact on both virtual and on-campus activities.

Details about your courses will be available on the student portal.  

On-campus activities include but are not limited to: 

  • Simulation / skills labs / science labs 
  • Return demonstrations 
  • Fingerprinting 
  • Course testing 
  • Federal Work Study (FWS) 
  • Study spaces 
  • Lectures 
  • Center for Academic Success (CAS) 
  • HESI A2 testing 
  • Food services 
  • Events 

Vaccine Policy

As an organization dedicated to graduating extraordinary healthcare professionals, the health and well-being of all our students, colleagues and our community are the top priority for us. To ensure we’re doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as variants emerge and cases continue to rise, we’ve adopted a new policy requiring students1, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated2 against COVID-19. In order to comply with this new policy, all students with programs listed in the policy must log in to the Chamberlain Safe App to either submit proof of vaccination, confirm you live in a state with an exception, or confirm you applied for an exemption from (for vaccine accessibility and religious accommodations) or (for disability accommodations) by the September 30 deadline.  

  • For questions related to the Safe App, please submit to
  • For questions related to vaccine accessibility and religious accommodations, please submit to
  • For questions related to disability accommodations, please submit to
  • Other questions: Please contact your admission representative or your student support advisor at 888.556.8226

For Students

Campuses will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected following CDC guidelines. Additionally, we require that all colleagues and students wear a mask on campus at all times regardless of vaccination status. 

View the Coronavirus Vaccine Policy

1Students in the programs as outlined in the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

2By fully vaccinated we mean two weeks have passed since you had your single (J&J) dose or two (Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm-BBIBP, and CoronaVac) doses. Please see the policy for additional details, including a list of degree programs to which the policy applies and how to request accommodations and exemptions.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

What is novel coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), commonly known as a coronavirus, is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness. For additional information visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website

What are the symptoms?

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The CDC believes that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or up to 14 days after exposure.

COVID-19 and Chamberlain FAQs

What precautions is Chamberlain taking to prevent members of its campus community from exposure to COVID-19?

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our main priority, and we are taking a proactive approach to addressing all potential threats to health and safety. Clinical partners may have additional requirements above and beyond Chamberlain’s standard requirements that you must adhere to including the COVID-19 vaccine. 

For Current Students

Clinical and Practicum Site FAQs

What about clinical and practicum sites?

Our clinical partners’ main priority is to maintain a safe environment for students, their patients and staff. As you begin preparing for the September 2021 session, we encourage you to find a practicum site that works best for you. However, if you are unable to secure an approved practicum site, reach out to your Experiential Learning Coordinator for assistance and options.

Clinical placements have resumed, and your campus will reach out to you with more information.

How should Master of Social Work (MSW) students entering practicum prepare, in light of COVID-19?

The MSW program faculty has prepared a detailed contingency plan to assist with preparing for remote field practicum, if needed. The contingency plan can be found here. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to search for practicum sites.

MSN/DNP Evaluations FAQs

Will there still be MSN formative and summative evaluations for practicum students?

While some practicum sites have discontinued practicum experiences, many of our students have secured practicum sites. Preceptors and mentors will participate in formative and summative evaluations of MSN students for those completing on-ground practicum experiences. For those students on ground, they will also complete preceptor/mentor and practicum site evaluations.

Will there still be a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) required mid-term and final preceptor evaluations for the September 2021 session?

While some practicum sites have discontinued practicum experiences, many of our students have secured practicum sites. Preceptors and mentors will participate in formative and summative evaluations of DNP students for those completing on-ground practicum experiences. For those students on ground, they will also complete preceptor/mentor and practicum site evaluations.

Interim Policy Questions

What if the institution I requested transcripts from is closed? Will that affect my admission process?

If the institution you have requested transcripts from is closed, determine what web-based self-service options the institution has available (i.e., a student portal) or email to as stated above. If neither an official nor unofficial transcript can be obtained, please work with your admission representative to determine the best course of action.

Where can I find information about Chamberlain’s interim policies that have been implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic?

 Information about Chamberlain’s interim policies are located within the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum at

What if there are delays in obtaining my licensure?

Due to the challenges brought on by COVID-19, we understand that there may be significant delays in the ability to sit for the NCLEX exam. As a result, we are making a temporary change to the acceptance policy for RN to BSN, MSN and Post Baccalaureate programs to support students during this unprecedented time. In the event licensure cannot be collected before your semester start date and you have met all admission requirements for your degree program, you may be granted full acceptance and the submission of permanent licensure will become a progression requirement. For more information, please review the RN to BSN, RN-BSN to MSN, MSN and Post Baccalaureate Licensure Requirement section of the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum at .

Student Resources FAQs

What financial resources are available to me during COVID-19?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has guidance about protecting yourself financially from coronavirus impacts. Here you’ll find information on mortgage relief options, contacting loan lenders servicers if you’re unable to make payments, and ways to protect your credit.

The Office of Federal Student Aid has information for borrowers including information on the 0% interest period and those on income-driven repayment.

The Department of Labor offers information on filing for unemployment insurance benefits.