We are looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus this fall! In preparation for in-person learning, we are writing to remind you of important next steps you must take to get ready for Fall 2021.
As the Chancellor shared in his July 15 message (UC Systemwide COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Update), the University of California has issued its final COVID-19 vaccination policy. In accordance with the policy, all UCSB students must either provide proof of full vaccination or submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than September 9, 2021.
Deadline to be Fully Vaccinated: Thursday, September 9, 2021
If you aren’t yet fully vaccinated, NOW is the time to begin the process so that you will be fully vaccinated by the September 9th deadline.
Already vaccinated? Scroll down to How to Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record.
Need to request an exemption or deferral? Scroll down to Requesting an Exemption or Deferral.
If you are in California, you can find nearby vaccination appointments on My Turn. COVID-19 vaccinations also are available weekly by appointment at Student Health for students. (New students may make appointments to obtain COVID-19 vaccines now, even before their first academic term begins.)
If you are outside of California, please refer to vaccines.gov or your local or state public health office for vaccination information.
Remember: In order to be fully vaccinated by September 9, when you need to receive your first dose of the vaccine depends on which vaccine you are getting. Please plan ahead! Keep in mind that you may not be able to choose which vaccine you receive and supply in some areas may be limited. If possible, you should try to be fully vaccinated before the September 9, 2021, deadline.