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UAlbany’s Vaccination Requirements 

All students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals must satisfy all three of these requirements: 

  1. You must have received all required doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine

  2. At least two weeks must have passed since your final shot. 

  3. You must have submitted proof of vaccination and received confirmation from UAlbany. 

The University encourages all campus community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters. Thank you for putting the public health and well-being of our entire community first. 
 

Information on the Student Vaccination Mandate

The following rules are in accordance to SUNY's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

All UAlbany students are required to be fully vaccinated, unless they receive a University-approved vaccination exemption.

See instructions below for submitting proof of vaccination. Exemption requests are considered at the start of each semester. 

Students may receive any of the World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccines to meet the state requirements. 

Students who failed to meet these requirements: 

  • will not be allowed on any UAlbany campus or in any building for any reason, including to take classes, use UAlbany facilities or services or participate in any UAlbany activity

  • cannot request remote coursework outside of courses currently offered online, and instructors cannot make such arrangements 

SUNY’s tuition and fee refund policy is in effect for any student who is required to be vaccinated but who refuses to do so. Please review UAlbany’s Financial Liability information for more details. 

Additionally, noncompliant students will not be released from campus housing agreements and will be responsible for charges.

Submit Proof of Vaccination as a Student

New York State and New York City are sharing COVID-19 immunization records with UAlbany.  

To verify that your COVID-19 immunization record has been received and processed by the University, please follow these instructions: 

  1. Log into the Student Health Portal.   

  2. Select “My Profile,” then “Immun. History.”  

  3. Verify your COVID-19 immunization record has been received and processed. 

If your COVID-19 immunization record does not appear in the Student Health Portal, please follow these instructions for uploading your documentation: 

  1. Log into the Student Health Portal

  2. Select “Document Upload.”  

  3. Under Document Type, select “COVID Vaccinations.” 

  4. Upload a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination card. Note: The file must be a JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF, BMP or GIF. Screenshots of the Excelsior Pass will not be accepted. 

Once you upload your COVID-19 immunization record, it may take several days to be reflected in the Student Health Portal. 

Note: If you submitted proof of vaccination through another UAlbany portal — including the Student COVID Documentation Portal and the Employee Portal — you must still verify and/or upload your immunization record on the Student Health Portal.   

Request an Exemption as a Student

Requests for exemptions are not automatically granted. They are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and require documentation. 

Newly admitted students gain access to the portal mentioned below three business days after they pay the enrollment deposit

Exemption requests for the Fall 2022 semester were accepted until June 8, 2022. If you submit your enrollment deposit after June 8, you have six days to apply for an exemption.
 

Fully Remote Exemption 

The fully remote exemption expires at the conclusion of each semester and must be resubmitted each semester based on your course schedule. 

If you’ll be enrolled in fully online courses, and won’t be coming to campus for any reason, you must apply for a new fully remote COVID-19 vaccination and surveillance testing exemption

If you register for a hybrid or in-person course after being approved for a fully remote exemption, your exemption will be revoked, and you must complete the steps listed on this page for submitting proof of vaccination.   
 

Medical Exemptions 

If you were approved for a medical COVID-19 vaccination exemption in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022, your exemption will roll over into Fall 2022. 

Apply for a medical COVID-19 exemption by downloading the COVID-19 Medical Vaccination Exemption Form. Complete and sign Part 1 of the form, then ask your doctor to fill out and sign Part 2. Upload the completed form to the Student Health Portal

If you apply for a medical exemption but are denied, you cannot come to any UAlbany campus until you have submitted proof of full vaccination. Students who are not fully vaccinated, or who do not have a University-approved vaccination exemption, will only be allowed on campus under SUNY's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

If a student who was approved for a medical vaccination exemption later withdraws from the University and applies for readmission, they will be required to reapply for a vaccination exemption or submit proof of full vaccination. 
 

Religious Exemptions 

If you were approved for a religious COVID-19 vaccination exemption in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022, your exemption will roll over into Fall 2022. 

Apply for a religious COVID-19 exemption. 

If you apply for a religious exemption but are denied, you will not come to any UAlbany campus until you have submitted proof of full vaccination. Students who are not fully vaccinated, or who do not have a University-approved vaccination exemption, will only be allowed on campus under SUNY's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

If a student who was approved for a religious vaccination exemption later withdraws from the University and applies for readmission, they will be required to reapply for a vaccination exemption or submit proof of full vaccination.

Get Vaccinated & Boosted

UAlbany community members can register for a vaccine at any site in New York State and are responsible for scheduling their own appointments. 

Visit the New York State Department of Health website for guidance on when you are eligible to receive boosters. 

Visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you. You can also call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233 to get help in English, Spanish and more than 150 other languages, or via a TTY line.