Columbia Student Checklist
All domestic students who do not have an approved medical or religious exemption must be fully vaccinated before coming to campus this Fall, so please make sure to make a plan to be fully vaccinated by August 2. Columbia is currently operating seven vaccination sites in New York state. Not in the area? Find a vaccine site in New York or elsewhere in the US.
International students will have the opportunity to get the vaccine upon arrival on campus, if you have not been able to complete this requirement prior to returning. You do not need to come early to campus in order to get the vaccine. More information will follow in July regarding the process.
University Re-Opening Forums
Save the dates for upcoming forums with University experts:
- August 12, 4:00 PM ET: general student session
- August 16, 8:30 AM ET: international students
If you are vaccinated at any site other than Columbia Health on the Morningside campus, you must upload documentation in the Medical Clearances section of the Patient Portal. The deadline for uploading vaccination documentation or requesting a medical or religious exemption is August 2, but please submit as soon as possible. Click here to have your COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation Questions Answered.
COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all University students, faculty, and staff—this includes officers of instruction, officers of research, officers of the libraries, student officers, officers of administration, union and non-union support staff. Please visit this link for a list of FAQs regarding vaccination. Please visit these links for assistance with scheduling your vaccine appointment at Lerner Hall or other Columbia locations.