Do students, faculty and staff need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to live/work/study on UB’s campuses?

All UB students who live on campus or who come to campus for classes or activities are required to complete their primary COVID-19 vaccination series and are strongly encouraged to get boosters when eligible, in accordance with SUNY guidelines.

  • Vaccination requirement. Students (including graduate and professional) must be in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the fall semester. 
    • New and continuing students must submit documentation of their COVID-19 primary vaccination(s) before they are allowed to register for courses. If you have not already done so, submit proof through the UB Health Services Patient Portal
      • If you received your vaccinations in New York State, UB Health Services may already have received this information from the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS).
      • To view the COVID-19 vaccination information that UB Health Services currently has on file for you or to upload your documentation, go to the UB Health Services Patient Portal.
      • Noncompliance with requirements: Students who do not comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirements will be blocked from registering for future terms until they fulfill the requirements.
If you live on campus

Vaccine guidance for employees

  • Booster recommendations for all faculty and staff. While vaccinations are not mandated for employees, UB officials and infectious disease experts strongly urge all faculty and staff to get up to date with their vaccinations, which  includes getting a booster as soon as medically eligible. Additional boosters may also be recommended. Vaccines and boosters are the most effective defense against the coronavirus.
  • Human Resources has provided guidance to employees on how to provide proof of vaccination.

Updated July 1, 2022

Vaccination Vaccine Required Mandatory Required Requirement