All Binghamton University and SUNY Broome students will be required to have received a Covid-19 vaccination before they can attend fall semester in-person classes.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the policy for the entire State University of New York system Monday morning. He said he also is encouraging private colleges and universities to impose the requirement.

Cornell University, Ithaca College and Syracuse University had previously announced some Covid-19 vaccination requirements for the fall semester.

In past interviews, Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said he didn't know whether the SUNY system would mandate student vaccination. He noted that a high percentage of Binghamton students already were fully vaccinated.

Cuomo said the vaccination requirement will be enforced only if the federal government has given full approval to the vaccines. He said he expects that will happen soon.

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