Vaccine & Testing Requirements for NACA Events

Vaccination/Testing Requirements

As we continue to monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Board of Directors has implemented a vaccination/testing requirement for all upcoming in-person experiences, including 2022 Summer Institutes.

Specifically, all participants will be required to show proof of full vaccination OR recent negative COVID-19 PCR test to gain entry to in-person activities. This policy incorporates guidance and recommendations from local, state, and federal entities, as well as many businesses, organizations, entertainment venues, and college campuses. These protocols are for the protection of all NACA-sponsored event, conference, and institute attendees, as well as their communities as we travel to and from in-person events. Note - host sites may have more stringent requirements with which you may have to comply.

  • "Full vaccination" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of a FDA- or WHO-authorized single-dose vaccines.

  • "Recent negative COVID-19 PCR test" means the test was administered no more than 72 hours prior to attending the NACA-sponsored event, conference, or institute.

In order to participate, each individual participant will be required to show during the check-in process:

  • Their physical vaccination card or test result record; OR,

  • An electronic photo or digital record of their vaccination card or negative test result; OR,

  • Official government certificate of their vaccination.

Note - the following host sites currently have more stringent requirements for which you will have to comply to participate:

  • Student Government Institute East at Rowan University (NJ)
    • All attendees must be fully vaccinated OR* receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the event (*updated June 2022. Rowan is no longer requiring overnight guests to have both vaccination AND test. Attendees will follow NACA's vaccination & testing requirements.)

  • Programming Board Institute at DePaul University (IL)

    • All attendees must be fully vaccinated

Participants who are unable or unwilling to provide the appropriate documentation will not be permitted to enter the event or participate in any of the in-person activities or experiences. Please note, providing false information and/or failing to comply with NACA staff or designees' directives may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to immediate removal from this and any future NACA-sponsored events, institutes, and experiences without warning and/or refund.

We will continue to monitor ongoing federal, state, and local recommendations and reserve the right to alter plans as needed. In order to assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we strongly encourage attendees who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Booster do so in addition to being vaccinated.


All attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask during NACA-sponsored events.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared a few frequently asked questions (FAQs), but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions about our health and safety measures.

  • No. Please do not send us your documentation in advance of the NACA-sponsored event, conference, or institute.
  • Each individual participant needs to show their own proof of vaccination or test result during the on-site registration process at the registration desk.