SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — The University of Rhode Island (URI) is now requiring students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster before returning to campus for the spring semester.

The university said Monday that everyone who is eligible to receive a booster dose needs to have done so and must provide proof of vaccination to Health Services before the first day of classes on Jan. 24.

Those who aren’t yet eligible for a booster shot will have up to 30 days after becoming eligible to provide the university with proof of vaccination.

Anyone who has an approved exemption from the vaccine and/or booster shot will be required to be tested twice weekly or face disciplinary action, which may include suspension from the university.

URI isn’t the only university to require booster shots. Brown University is also requiring both students and employees to receive their boosters no later than Jan. 26, and those working at or attending either Salve Regina University or Johnson & Wales University have until March 1 to get their additional shots.