Notice to Unvaccinated Students

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Published August 24, 2021

Important notice to students who have not yet submitted proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Important Deadline Information

Students that have not yet satisfied COVID-19 requirements for the fall semester will receive the following notice in their HUB Student Center:

Our records indicate you have not yet complied with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. As previously communicated, all students are required to be vaccinated in order to attend any class with an in-person component for the fall 2021 semester. Students who have not yet complied have a Missing COVID-19 Vaccine Proof hold on their HUB Student Center account.   

If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccination, it may take 5-7 business days to verify your information. Once verified, the hold in HUB will be released. Please review your HUB Student Center holds to determine your current compliance status.

You may comply with this requirement by doing one of the following:

  • Submit proof of full vaccination by Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Submit proof of first dose by Aug. 30, 2021, and then proof of completed vaccine series by Sept. 27, 2021.
  • Apply for an exemption review by Aug. 30, 2021, based on medical issues, religious beliefs or a fully remote fall 2021 schedule.

You can find information on how to submit proof of vaccination or apply for an exemption review on the COVID-19 Immunization Requirements webpage.

Students who do not comply with this requirement by Aug. 30 will be dropped or resigned from all courses with an in-person component.

Please note the following:

  • Students awaiting their second dose of the vaccine may attend in-person classes.
  • Students awaiting exemption review may not attend in-person classes, per SUNY policy.
  • Students are financially liable for all courses unless they have dropped them by published deadlines.
  • To continue enrollment at UB beyond fall 2021, all students will need to provide proof of vaccination unless they have received an approved exemption.
  • Students enrolled in a co-requisite course will be dropped or resigned from all co-requisites if one of the courses has an in-person component.

Students should understand that being dropped or resigned from a course may impact financial aid, medical insurance eligibility, sequence of required courses and/or time to graduation.

We cannot stress enough that UB’s vaccination mandate is a strict policy with serious repercussions and was put in place to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Vaccines are shown to be safe and effective.

We appreciate your immediate attention to this requirement.

Regards,

UB Student Health Services

UB's Vaccine Compliance Policy

According to UB’s vaccine compliance policy, students who fail to meet these deadlines will be automatically resigned from in-person classes and assigned an “R” grade. Those students are still financially liable for all of their courses, unless they have dropped or resigned from them before the deadlines.

“We cannot stress enough that UB’s vaccination mandate is a strict policy with serious repercussions if not followed,” Hamluk said.

A small percentage of UB students were granted exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Now that the FDA granted approval on Monday, those students still seeking exemptions will not be allowed on campus while their requests are being reviewed.

A Safe Return to Campus

UB officials expect a safe return to campus when the fall semester begins Aug. 30, thanks largely to a high vaccination rate among students and mandatory indoor masking, among other safety measures. As of today, 27,140 students have provided UB with proof they are fully vaccinated.

The 6,800 students living in university residence halls and apartments this fall were required to be vaccinated prior to FDA approval. Nearly all of these students report they are fully vaccinated.

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