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FAQ on the NEST Plan

We've compiled some of the frequently asked questions about life on campus under the NEST Plan this fall. Additional information will be added as necessary. 

Vaccinations and COVID-19 Testing

Please submit a picture of your vaccination card to for students, or to for faculty and staff.

SVSU students and faculty/staff may submit a picture of your booster vaccination card to

The university will be conducting antigen testing on-campus administered by health professionals. Your results will automatically be shared with the university’s health and safety team.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with off-campus testing. Off-campus tests must either be PCR or antigen tests (to test for current infection), administered by a health care provider, such as a pharmacy or health center. Please submit your test result to

No. The antibody test detects past infection. It does not indicate if you are currently carrying the virus.

If you have had COVID-19, you will still either need to receive the vaccine or be tested weekly, unless your positive test was within the past 90 days. If you have tested positive in the last 90 days, please email your test results to so we can make record of it and exempt you from weekly testing until your 90 day mark is up. You may not need to wait 90 days between having COVID-19 and getting vaccinated; please contact your primary care provider. Even if you have previously had COVID-19, it is still important to get vaccinated to protect others.

Fully online students do still need to complete the vaccination status form at If you plan to use any on-campus facilities, you will need to follow the university’s health and safety guidelines for visitors, as outlined in the NEST Plan.

Yes, commuter students are included in these policies.

If you were vaccinated at an SVSU vaccination event, you can contact any Meijer Pharmacy for this documentation. If you received your vaccination elsewhere, contact that provider for your proof of vaccination. Information on accessing vaccination certificates also can be found at

  • Michigan Immunization Portal - If you have been immunized in the State of Michigan, you may be able to download your Immunization Record from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).
  • CDC

Course delivery will not be changed on an individual basis. Please refer to your syllabus and contact your professors for specific questions.

Please work directly with your professors and the SVSU contact tracing team if you must quarantine or isolate and miss classes. Please notify

The university has not yet made a decision regarding a requirement for booster shots.

No. It is lawful to ask individuals for medical information related to our ability to provide for the health and safety of our community.

Academics & Instruction

It is possible that in-person classes could switch to an online format depending on the health and safety needs of the campus community, and we are ready to accommodate this change.

Tuition will not be reduced. However, SVSU has suspended online instruction fees.

Yes. The Academic Advisement Center has moved to remote advising services to allow you to continue to work with our advisors virtually. Contact them to schedule an appointment at

We understand the pandemic is likely to contribute to circumstances that would keep a student from physically attending class. Faculty at SVSU have been asked to be flexible and support students through alternative, remote activities that give students the opportunity to continue their academic progress if they are unable to physically attend class; students are encouraged to reach out to their faculty members for details on how this will be managed.

Students who must drop courses for medical reasons may pursue medical withdrawal at any time during the semester. Students will be required to provide authorized medical verification of the date(s) they were ill, which must coincide with the term in question. More information can be found at the Registrar's registration site under "What is medical withdrawal?"




All answers to questions included on this FAQ page are subject to change depending on current state executive orders and health guidance from experts at the local, state and national levels regarding COVID-19. Our goal is to provide the most accurate information available; if you have more questions, contact SVSU at





NEST Info Line
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions
(989) 964-6096