The Maryland Attorney General ruled the university could not mandate the vaccines because they were released under emergency use authorization.
The university has confirmed the presence of a coronavirus variant in the campus community.
More than 100 students have been referred to the conduct office for COVID noncompliance so far this semester.
The town hall comes days after the university announced it would not implement pass/fail grading this fall.
She spoke about student communication and increasing awareness of mental health services.
The deadline for signing a housing agreement is Monday.
The protest was designed to raise awareness of the university’s own pitfalls with addressing racism.
The university announced it would cancel classes for a week following spring break Tuesday.
Perillo is set to start at this university on Jan. 21.