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Student Vaccine Certification & Exemption

Our safest defense against the spread of COVID is vaccination. The start of fall semester is just around the corner. Coming together safely remains our top priority, which is why the CSU has moved forward with requiring the COVID vaccine for all individuals who are coming to campus or participating in in-person university activities.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you will need to upload your vaccination record in myCSUSM

If you’re not yet fully vaccinated or are unvaccinated, you will need to:

  • Be fully vaccinated and upload your vaccination record by Sept. 30, or
  • Request a medical or religious exemption, or
  • Attest that you will not be coming to campus or participating in any in-person university activities.

There are two important dates to note:

To help us prepare testing services for those who will need it, students are encouraged to submit their vaccine record or request for exemption by Aug. 16 Please note that students living in UVA or The Quad are required to submit their vaccination record by Aug. 16, per the License Agreement, in order to move into university housing. This date is different from the systemwide requirement.

Students have until Sept. 30 to upload their vaccination record or have an approved exemption on file. Until that final deadline of Sept. 30, students who have not submitted proof of vaccination will be required to participate in weekly mandatory testing. Students who fail to comply with the policy may be subject to Student Conduct disciplinary actions.

How to Submit Records

Login to myCSUSM and select Covid 19 Self-Certification under the quick links. This is also where you can submit for consideration of medical or religious exemptions.

Vaccination Incentives

To encourage student vaccinations, CSUSM will be providing a series of incentives and giveaways. All students who have completed their self-certification in myCSUSM will automatically qualify for the drawings. Names will be selected each Friday starting September 3rd and Ending October 1st.

Weekly prizes include: 3 Apple Watches, 3 AirPods, 5, $50 bookstore vouchers.

Qualifying Exemptions

Medical and religious exemptions are permitted under the following guidelines. Please note that students with an approved exemption will be required to participate in the weekly mandatory testing program and adhere to current campus mask protocols. 

Medical Exemption

Due to a medical (including mental health) condition for which an Approved Vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction. Any medical exemption must be verified by a certified or licensed healthcare professional.  Attached documentation from a certified or licensed healthcare professional indicating medical reasons. Students can learn more about applying for a medical exemption.

Religious Exemption

Due to either (i) a person’s sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice, which includes any traditionally recognized religion, or (ii) beliefs, observances, or practices which an individual sincerely holds and that occupy a place of importance in that individual’s life, comparable to that of traditionally recognized religions. Documentation is not initially required. Students can learn more about applying for a religious exemption.