More Information: Please see the FAQ regarding full vaccination status for the latest definition.
Effective August 23, 2021, all SUNY Poly students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandate is in effect for any SUNY Poly student coming to any SUNY Poly campus or facility for any reason during the 2021-22 academic year, and went into effect upon the FDA granting final approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on August 22, 2021. Once a student receives their full COVID-19 vaccination (two weeks past final dose), they must submit proof to the Wellness Center, Suite 217 Campus Center, by fax: (315) 792-7371, or by emailing: email@example.com if they have not done so already.
- If you are currently in the process of vaccination and chose to receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or other authorized vaccine series, you must provide proof of your full vaccination immediately upon completion and this must be prior to the start of academic classes (January 18, 2022), or earlier if engaging in early return campus activities (orientation/intercollegiate athletics) or moving into the Residence Halls. If vaccination series is complete, please provide documentation to the Wellness Center by January 1, 2022.
- As a result of the Governor’s December 2021 announcement, COVID-19 booster shots are now also required for students in order to be considered fully vaccinated and take part in any on campus activities.
Acceptable proof of vaccination includes: a picture or photocopy of the front of the vaccination card or a screenshot of an Excelsior Pass.
Vaccinations for the SUNY Poly campus community will help us to experience full and active participation in the life of the campus community. High vaccination rates can reduce the risk of exposures to COVID-19 on campus and provide for a healthier and safer living and learning experience.
Students who choose not to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are permitted to enroll in online courses only (no in-person classes) and are not permitted to access any in-person campus activities or services. No remote learning options are available for students who do not want to receive a full COVID-19 vaccination, outside of any courses already offered remotely. Students may not request a change in course modality to avoid receiving a full COVID-19 vaccination, and faculty cannot accommodate such requests received. In addition, students should be aware that the SUNY tuition and fee refund policy remains in effect for any student who refuses to receive a full vaccination and is not approved for an exemption.
If you are 100% online and will not be physically present on campus during the Spring 2022 semester for any reason (which includes office hours, athletics, working on campus, or to utilize services such as the library, fitness center, gym, or dining), you are required to complete the Fully Remote Attestation.
In very limited circumstances students may request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Any SUNY Poly student with a legitimate and documentable medical or other reason why they cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine had until December 6, 2021, to submit an exemption request by utilizing the medical (available from firstname.lastname@example.org) or religious exemption (available from email@example.com) request forms. Detailed information was required to be provided. New students or those with extenuating circumstances prohibiting them from submitting an exemption request by the deadline must notify the Wellness Center (medical) or Student Affairs (religious) immediately.
Students who fail to comply with the vaccination mandate or did not receive an approved exemption will be unenrolled from on-campus coursework.
Please note, any individuals (to include students who are approved as exempt) who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to follow all COVID-19 safety requirements (e.g., masks) AND when possible in dining halls, events, or classrooms settings, provide at least 6-feet social distance from others.