COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process

Proof of Vaccination

To complete the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process:


Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19.

All students – undergraduate, graduate and professional – were required to be vaccinated or obtain a medial or religious exemption prior to the start of the academic year. These rules will remain in place for all new or transfer students arriving at the start of the Spring 2022 semester.

In September 2021, President Biden issued an executive order that requires that all employees of certain contractors that do business with the federal government be vaccinated, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. The university has numerous federal contracts that are covered by the provisions in the executive order, therefore the university requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In November 2021, the federal government extended the deadline for its vaccination policies. All employees, whether they work on campus in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City, or any other location, are now required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, or to have obtained a university-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement extends to temporary and casual employees as well as those who work fully or partially from a remote location.

Additionally, in November 2021 the FDA and CDC expanded the use of COVID-19 boosters to all individuals over 18 who received a final dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months prior, or of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months prior.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process:

Need help?

The COVID-19 Support Center offers support to all members of the Cornell community for questions regarding testing, vaccines, travel and more.

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | By phone: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.