The University of New Mexico is disenrolling 256 students for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
Most of the students, 164 of them, were enrolled on the university‘s main campus in Albuquerque. Students had to comply with the mandate by Friday.
The students being disenrolled did not take any action to comply with the university‘s requirement by the deadline, university spokeswoman Cinnamon Blair told the news agency.
“Students who are facing disenrollment have received daily messages for more than a month, and prior to that, biweekly emails,” she stated. To reach these students .”
, we have also used Enrollment Management’s resource centers and branches to conduct phone and text campaigns.
Students must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get an approved medical or religious exemption. The policy allows students to choose to take only online classes. Exempted students who attend classes on-campus are required to submit to weekly COVID-19 tests to the UNM vaccine verification site.
Students who live on campus but have not gotten vaccinated or received an exemption are allowed to remain for the rest of the fall semester only if they submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
UNM s online vaccine site shows 92.2% students on Albuquerque campus, and 8% students across the university system have been vaccinated. The Albuquerque Journal reported that UNM ‘s online vaccination site also shows 8% students throughout the university system. University staff and faculty are also required to be vaccinated or receive an approved exemption and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.
More than 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. require a COVID-19 vaccine for their residential students, according to Best Colleges.