Vaccination Requirement & Attestation


Vaccination Requirement & Attestation

Guidance for Students, Faculty and Staff

UCCS announced on April 28, in partnership with the CU System, that all students, faculty and staff will be required to have COVID vaccinations before the start of fall semester 2021. CU’s president and campus chancellors made the decision after consulting state and local health departments, as well as CU experts. You can read the communication about the decision from the president and campus chancellors below.

UCCS officially rolled out its faculty/staff attestation process on June 28. Current students received an email from the UCCS Wellness Center with a link to the attestation form. New students will receive the email from the Wellness Center during the enrollment process.

The attestation process will allow you to provide information about your vaccination status or you may elect to exempt out of the requirement for medical or non-medical reasons. Please check back on this page, as we will strive to continue to update this page with information regularly.

Our FAQ sections below will answer initial commonly asked questions about the vaccine requirement. If you have an urgent question, you can use our COVID-19 contact information here.



Vaccination Information & Access

Faculty/Staff Attestation Form

Faculty and staff at UCCS can utilize this form, curated and maintained by the Office of Human Resources, to complete the mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination attestation process. 

Review frequently asked questions below.

Get Your Vaccination Today

There are dozens of providers and locations throughout El Paso County, and vaccination is open to all. Consider signing up for your vaccine today. 

The Importance of the Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are crucial to keeping our community safe. All students, faculty, and staff are asked to get vaccinated to help minimize the spread of COVID on campus.

All COVID-19 vaccines are free. For vaccine questions, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides a toll-free hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926).





FAQs For Faculy/Staff

If I am a staff member who works remotely, do I need to be vaccinated? 
Faculty/Staff Exemption Information
Who will maintain documentation of an employee’s completed attestation?
Will supervisors be made aware of who has requested and received an exemption?
How do I update my attestation if my circumstances change?  
What if an employee is currently on approved leave from UCCS? 
Will I be required to receive other vaccinations as a faculty or staff member?
Will newly hired university employees hired after the vaccination attestation submission deadline (if there is a deadline) have to complete the vaccination attestation?

Student FAQs

Student exemption information
Who can I contact as a student with an exemption question?

General FAQs

Why is UCCS requiring vaccines for all students, faculty and staff?
When will this be in effect?
Do I have to provide proof that I have received the vaccine?  
Where can I get a vaccine?
How did the university reach this decision?
The COVID vaccines in use have Emergency Use Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. How can you require vaccines that aren’t FDA approved?
Is CU the only university system in Colorado to make this decision?
What are the consequences if I choose not to get vaccinated?
How do we respond to those individuals who completed the first vaccine but had a reaction and/or other reason for not completing the 2-dose regimen?
I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to comply with the attestation process?
Do I have to be vaccinated through campus?
When do I need to be vaccinated?

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