Cornell University will require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine before they return to campus for the fall semester.

The college will expect that of students at its Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell tech campuses.

Cornell will accommodate medical and religious exemptions.

It's also working on a program to vaccinate students who could not get the vaccine while away from campus for the summer.

Cornell's scheduled to return to full in-person instruction in August. 

Roberts Wesleyan does not expect to require vaccines for students returning to campus for the fall semester. The college announced that after Cornell University announced, it would. Roberts Wesleyan is however encouraging students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated.

"We want people to take their time to make the decision that's right for them, so we don't feel like we are going to mandate it at this time, but we are going to keep that conversation going, especially with our local and state to try to understand with what we should do as a college to be good citizens in our community," said Kristen Brown, interim vice president for student and organizational development at Roberts Wesleyan.

The U of R, RIT, St. John Fisher, and Nazareth are holding off on a decision for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for students returning to campus at the end of the summer.

The same is true for the SUNY system. It will make the Johnson & Johnson vaccine available to students leaving campus at the end of the spring semester.