Students at Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield and Worcester State Universities will all need to be fully vaccinated before attending in-person classes, living in university dorms, or participating in campus life.
The nine colleges said in a statement that they are expecting all employees of the schools to be vaccinated as well.
MCLA President James Birge, chair of the system's Council of Presidents, said the state schools were making the vaccination requirement known now to give their students and staff "ample time to make plans to be vaccinated prior to the start of the fall term."
The schools will all offer in-person classes, as well as hybrid and remote options.
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