Student COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirements

Students who plan to be on campus in the fall 2022 semester for in-person and hybrid courses or any other on-campus activities will be required to be fully vaccinated. They must upload proof into CUNYfirst of being fully vaccinated prior to the start of the fall term, if they have not done so already. Students are also strongly encouraged to get a booster when they become eligible for one.

Booster eligibility:

  • Those 18 and older are eligible for a booster shot at five (5) months after the completion of two dose regimen of Pfizer, five (5) months after the completion of two dose regimen of Moderna or two (2) months after the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) shot.
  • (Those 12-17 year olds who initially received the Pfizer two dose regimen are eligible for a Pfizer booster 5 months after completing the regimen.)

Students must be fully vaccinated for the fall 2022 semester to:

  • Take a class on campus (hybrid or in-person).
  • Do in-person clinical work or fieldwork, such as nursing clinicals or student teaching.
  • Participate in college sports.
  • Use services and resources on campus, even if they're only taking online classes.

Exceptions to this requirement include:

Faculty & Staff Vaccination Information

All full- and part-time faculty and non-teaching instructional staff, and ECPs are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (two dose Pfizer or Moderna regimen, or 1 dose J&J) and their proof of vaccination uploaded in to CUNYfirst by May 27, unless a religious or medical exemption has been approved.

Instructions for faculty and staff to submit documents can be found online. Questions can be directed to Human Resources.