Vaccination & Requirement Information

Vaccination Information

Vaccination & Requirement Information

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.

Our FAQ section below will answer initial commonly asked questions about the vaccine requirement, but new questions will be asked, and new information will become available as we move forward. Please check back on this page, as we will strive to continue to update this page with information regularly.

If you have an urgent question, you can use our COVID-19 contact information here.





Why is UCCS requiring vaccines for all students, faculty and staff?
When will this be in effect?
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?
Will there be exemptions from the requirement?
Is CU the only university system in Colorado to make this decision?
How do I apply for an exemption?
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?
If I am a staff member who works remotely, do I need to be vaccinated? 
Will supervisors be made aware of who has requested and received an exemption?
What is the process for verifying that I have had a vaccine?
I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to show proof of vaccination?
Will I be required to receive other vaccinations as a faculty or staff member?
Do I have to be vaccinated through campus?
When do I need to be vaccinated?

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