COVID-19 Vaccine Information
All students, faculty, and staff on the Henrietta campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Spring Semester.
Student Vaccination Requirements
All students enrolled at RIT (Henrietta campus) are required to submit evidence of being fully vaccinated by January 9, 2022, if you have not already provided such documentation.
Any student with a current exemption on file with the Student Health Center will need to re-submit an exemption request for review. Philosophical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine will expire at the end of the fall semester and will not be considered in the future. In addition, all religious and medical exemptions must be re-submitted for review.
Complete the COVID-19 vaccine form
Employee Vaccination Requirements
RIT’s Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy applies to all employees regardless of whether they work on-site or remotely, unless the individual qualifies for and receives an exemption.
Employees must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Fully vaccinated means that they have received both doses of the two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) or have received the single Johnson & Johnson dose by Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Although the deadline is January 4, 2022, that is too late to allow proper planning for the spring semester in the event an employee chooses not to be vaccinated. Therefore, all current employees must provide their proof of vaccination no later than Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
Learn more about the employee vaccination policy
Gene Polisseni Center Policy
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all fans (12 years of age and older) attending RIT men's and women's hockey games at the Gene Polisseni Center. Learn more about the Athletics Visitor Policy.
Unvaccinated Student Testing Requirements
Students who are not fully vaccinated at the time of their arrival will be required to participate in weekly testing starting the week they arrive on campus. Full vaccination means maximal protection, which occurs 14 days after the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Employee Testing Requirements
Weekly testing of employees who are not yet fully vaccinated will continue until November 17.
Vaccination Site Resources
For individuals currently residing in Rochester area
Students: Consider scheduling a vaccine appointment at the Wegmans located at 650 Hylan Drive. The RIT off-campus shuttle is available on weekends and stops at the entrance to the Wegmans parking lot. Students who are struggling with the logistics of scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination, including locating available appointments and obtaining transportation, can contact Case Management for support.
Faculty and staff: Rochester Regional Health Family Medicine Practice at RIT has a COVID-19 vaccine sign-up for eligible RIT faculty and staff. Check the RRH website for available appointments or go to the New York state website to schedule an appointment.
For individuals currently residing in New York state
For individuals currently residing outside of New York state
There are a number of resources available to help you find a COVID-19 vaccine outside of New York state:
- VaccineFinder, which is a free, online service where you can search for pharmacies and providers that offer the vaccination. Information about where COVID-19 vaccines are available is provided directly by pharmacies and providers, in collaboration with states, and is updated daily. VaccineFinder is operated by Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the CDC.
- CDC Retail Pharmacy List, which includes various pharmacies offering the vaccine through the federal government. This site also allows you to search pharmacies by state.
- Your state’s department of health website