- Quinnipiac University announced that it will fine students if they are not vaccinated.
- The Connecticut-based school is also going to keep unvaccinated students off of WiFi.
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Quinnipiac University is punishing its unvaccinated students where it hurts the most. The university announced that students who have not been vaccinated will have to pay a fine and those who decline the vaccine will also lose WiFi privileges on campus.
According to NBC Connecticut, students who don’t receive the vaccine will be fined up to $2,275 for the semester and any unvaccinated students who miss mandatory weekly testing will also be fined for each test they miss. The fines start at $100 per week for the first two weeks of the semester and will increase by $25 every two weeks with a maximum of $200 per week.
Making college students fork over cash and keep them off the Internet is without a doubt the most brutal punishment any school in the country has enforced on unvaccinated students. This all sounds illegal, even if Quinnipiac is a private university.
“The email was sent to us, and I remember reading it, and I said ‘this is almost sounding like a dictatorship in a way’ saying that if you don’t go by what we tell you to, it’s saying we could threaten everything else around,” a fully-vaccinated student told NBC.
Students Have To Earn WiFi Privileges
Quinnipiac is quite literally making its students earn WiFi privileges – something that is absolutely paid for via tuition costs – by making students receive the vaccine. Vaccination requirements must be met by Sept. 14, or unvaccinated students will lose access to WiFi on campus.
Fees and penalties will be waived for students who have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine by Aug. 25, although unvaccinated students must upload a negative PCR test within five days of returning to campus and participate in weekly on-campus testing until two weeks after their second shot.
University officials said around 600 students missed that deadline to upload their vaccination information.
The deadline for anyone to request a vaccination exemption was July 6 and the university is sticking with that deadline explaining that the time for religious exemptions have passed and any medical exemptions will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
Tuition for first-year students at Quinnipiac University is $46,680.