Vaccination at Cornell

Effective at the end of the Spring 2023 semester (May 20, 2023), Cornell will no longer require students or employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or obtain a medical or religious exemption. New students, faculty, and staff will not need to provide proof of vaccination prior to beginning their studies or employment.

We urge all students and employees to follow CDC guidelines and stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination was an important element of our strategy to keep our campuses safe during the height of the pandemic and continues to provide protection against severe disease.

Antigen test kits remain available for free to all students, faculty, and staff. If you test positive for COVID-19, report your result using this form, and follow the instructions provided. Masks are also available, and we ask that all members of our community continue to support and respect one another’s masking choices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources