Important Vaccine Message from CU President Mark Kennedy and Campus Chancellors

April 28, 2021

Since the health and safety of our campus communities is among our top priorities, we have determined to require that all University of Colorado students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of fall semester 2021.

We appreciate all you have done to persevere through the challenges of the pandemic. More information will be coming soon.

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COVID-19 Vaccines & CU Anschutz

Updated June 9, 2021

Vaccination Requirements

All CU Anschutz students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by the fall semester. Students must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning fall programs. Everyone on campus must be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021. 

Students with in-person coursework this summer must be fully vaccinated before beginning on-campus activity. Your school, college or program will work with you to collect proof of vaccination or exemption.

You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The total timeframe for becoming fully vaccinated may be as long as 6 weeks or more, so please plan accordingly.

Medical or religious exemptions will be allowed, and guidance will follow in the coming weeks on how to obtain exemption. Those who qualify for exemptions must continue to complete the daily health questionnaire, wear a mask and maintain physical distancing, and may be subject to regular COVID-19 testing.

Optional Campus Vaccination Sticker Program

Would you like a "COVID VAX 2021" sticker for your CU Anschutz badge?

Stop by Hensel Phelps weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., show your vaccine verification, and get your sticker today. Full details here.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Members of the CU Anschutz community are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity to do so, if you haven’t already. The more members of our campus who are vaccinated, the better our overall health and opportunities as a community.

All Coloradans age 12 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. You can schedule vaccine appointments at many locations including our hospital partners and community providers, and even walk up or drive up for vaccination at some sites. Learn more using the links below:

Need help finding a vaccine? Visit or call 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926).

Do Your Part

As the vaccination process continues to unfold, we must remain vigilant and continue taking the steps we know work.

On-campus safety protocols remain in place, even for those who have been vaccinated. 

Even once vaccinated, it is vital to follow current guidance to reduce your chance of exposure or spreading the virus to others. For the CU Anschutz community, this guidance includes self-reporting even after vaccination if you may have been exposed, test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms.


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