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Campus Reopening Plans

Returning to Campus Safely This Fall

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the state-mandated directive for all students to be vaccinated is now in place for all SUNY campuses.

SUNY faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to continue to be vaccinated as well.

Read the full SUNY policy regarding the vaccine mandate

Which students are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

All students that are participating in in-person learning at SUNY campuses and its facilities, with certain medical or religious exemptions.

How long do I have to get vaccinated?

SUNY policy allows a grace period of up to 35 days to allow students to provide proof of vaccination or submit a request for a medical or religious exemption for campus review.

Where can I get vaccinated?

You can now get vaccinated at most pharmacies and doctors’ offices. Many SUNY campuses also host vaccination sites. Check with your campus or find a vaccination site near you.

SUNY continues to follow the latest science and data to develop policies that prioritize our students’ health and wellbeing. Mandatory vaccination, at this point, will allow our campuses to reopen normally this fall as well as protect our neighbors and help local communities reopen safely.


Don’t play the waiting game.
Get vaccinated before the fall semester starts.

We're all looking forward to getting back to the things we’ve missed most over the past year and a half—and the best way to ensure a smooth and safe return to campus this fall is to get fully vaccinated before returning.

Learn More About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice. Learn more about the vaccines from reliable health authorities like the CDC and FDA, linked below. And always consult with your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.