Houghton University’s Response to COVID-19

Houghton continues to act in consultation with county and state health officials and takes into consideration the infection rate, testing capabilities, and other societal issues as we prepare our campus to welcome students for in-person learning this year.

We will continue to share the best information available to students, families, and community members below.

Latest COVID-19 DataDownload Houghton's Current COVID-19 Protocols


Houghton University strongly encourages all students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated. Vaccination will not be required. Based on current trends, we do not envision requiring vaccination for off-campus travel in 2022-23. If global circumstances or guidance change, we may reinstate vaccination for off-campus academic travel.

What does this mean for…?

These new procedures will inspire many questions. As we await final guidance from New York State, Houghton will continue to provide the best information available concerning those treasured aspects of the Houghton Experience that are impacted by the COVID-19 virus.


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