In support of the university’s commitment to health and safety, CU Boulder will require faculty, staff and students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the fall 2021 semester. This is in alignment with the decision to institute this requirement for the CU System and will enable the campus to more fully return to a traditional campus experience for the fall 2021 semester.

CU Boulder will have a vaccine verification process to determine that the requirement has been met for all CU affiliates. Students, staff and faculty should not inquire about an individual’s vaccine status, which is considered protected health information.

Proof of Vaccination

Beginning May 15: Faculty, staff and students will be able to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. More information about how to complete this process is forthcoming. Faculty, staff and students should be prepared to provide the date(s) of their COVID-19 vaccine dose(s) and a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card.


The deadline for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty to complete the vaccine requirement process is Sept. 15, 2021. 

Exemption Requests

CU Boulder will develop a process for obtaining a medical or non-medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. More information is forthcoming on the exemption process and requirements.