Fans attending UConn athletic events, including the schoolâ€™s menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball games, will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the game to gain entry, the school announced Thursday.
The rule will go into effect beginning with the womenâ€™s basketball teamâ€™s game against Xavier Jan. 15.
The restrictions apply to all individuals aged 12 and over.
The school is encouraging fans to arrive early in order to expedite what could be a lengthy entry process.
Fans can show vaccination proof - which the school is defining as those two weeks from their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna shots, or two weeks from a Johnson & Johnson shot - in physical or digital form.
Unvaccinated fans will be allowed to present a PCR or rapid antigen test, but an at-home test will not suffice.
Fans will also have to provide a form of identification that matches the vaccination record.
The school is asking any fans experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to not attend games. In addition, all patrons over age 2 will still be required to wear a face covering.