Update on Vaccination Requirement for Students

April 15, 2022

Dear Columbia Students,

We are writing today to provide updates on the University COVID-19 vaccination requirements (including boosters) and steps that you need to take.

To help you plan, we want to let you know that Columbia will require all students, beginning with the Fall 2022 term, to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. This means at minimum to have received the primary vaccination series and the first booster dose. You will be unable to enroll or remain enrolled for the Fall term if your vaccine information is not up to date. Importantly, this requirement applies to both continuing and new incoming students.

COVID-19 vaccination is widely available in the US and many countries around the world.  Students will be able to receive their booster from Columbia Health Medical Services (Morningside/Manhattanville) or at Student Health on Haven (CUIMC). 

We encourage you to submit your documents now:

You can read more information regarding acceptable vaccines online and for those unable to get such vaccination in their current country of residence, information on how to receive vaccines on arrival to the U.S. (including potential on campus vaccine options) will be shared over the summer. Information is also available for those requesting consideration of a potential medical or religious exemptions (Morningside/Manhattanville or CUIMC).

Thank you for taking early action to address this requirement and we look forward to welcoming you to Columbia for the fall term.

Thank you,

Donna Lynne
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CUIMC
University COVID Director

Gerry Rosberg
Senior Executive Vice President