Covid-19 Vaccine Policy for Students
SFC requires students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination in order to come to campus for the fall 2021 semester, which begins on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Fully Vaccinated Students
If you are fully vaccinated, submit the Proof Vaccination form right now if you have not yet done so. You can submit your form as soon as you've gotten your final shot.
Partially Vaccinated Students
SFC will provide a "grace period" for students who have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter campus between September 8 and October 1.
To qualify for grace-period campus access, please submit the Proof of Vaccination form by September 10 showing that you received at least one vaccine shot. You must then get your second shot no later than October 1.
Students who do not have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption will not be able to enter campus as of September 8.
Additionally, in order to access campus, partially vaccinated students in the grace period – the weeks between the two shots – and those who have an approved exemption need to provide a negative PCR test from within 7 days or a negative rapid test from within 72 hours of their arrival on campus.
Unvaccinated students must act now to comply with SFC's COVID vaccination policy.
Students can get the first Pfizer vaccine shot at St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn) on September 7 during Terrier Tuesday Block Party, from 9 am to 6 pm. You can also find vaccine sites throughout the city.
Depending on the vaccine you get, you need to be aware of the following timing:
- Pfizer two-dose vaccine: You must get your first dose and upload proof no later than September 10, 2021. Getting your first dose on September 10 means you will be able to get your second dose by October 1, 2021. You must upload full proof of vaccination (proof of both shots) by October 1, 2021, to remain enrolled for in-person classes.
- Moderna two-dose vaccine: You must get your first dose no later than September 3, 2021, and upload proof showing that you received at least one vaccine shot. Getting your first dose on September 3 means you will be able to get your second dose by October 1, 2021. You must upload full proof of vaccination (proof of both shots) no later than October 1, 2021, to remain enrolled for in-person classes.
- Johnson & Johnson: You must get your COVID-19 vaccine and upload proof no later than September 10, 2021 to remain enrolled for in-person classes.
After October 1, all SFC students must have either submitted proof they have completed vaccine shots or have an approved vaccine exemption to access campus.
If you believe you have a legitimate and documentable medical or religious reason why you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you have until September 10 to submit an exemption request.
To do so, submit the Proof of Vaccination form right away, if you have not yet done so, and indicate on it that you're making such a request. You will need to take additional steps after that to complete your request. Please note that exemptions are limited and requesting one does not mean you will get one. This deadline is necessary to allow time to review exemption requests and, if they are denied, allow students enough time to be vaccinated before October 1.
Students who do not qualify for an exemption and do not intend to be vaccinated should understand they will be withdrawn from in person classes after October 1.
Vaccines are the best way we can ensure as safe and healthy a campus environment as possible this fall and provide us the confidence to lift campus restrictions. Vaccines are safe, effective, readily available, and free.
Please do your part to protect yourself and those around you. Take action right now regarding your COVID-19 vaccination so you can enjoy all SFC's campus has to offer you this fall.