Your Questions Answered
Question: Will UC San Diego require students to be fully vaccinated in Fall 2021?
: On April 22, the UC Office of the President announced a proposed Presidential Policy, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program
. Under the proposed policy, the University would require students, faculty, academic appointees, and staff who are accessing campus facilities at any UC location beginning this fall to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Those with questions or comments are encouraged to submit them to CovidVaccinePolicyComments@ucop.edu
no later than May 31, 2021. After the 30-day comment period, additional information will be announced.
Question: Which vaccines will be accepted to fulfil the vaccine requirement?
Answer: UC San Diego will accept WHO-approved vaccines. Additionally, we will make “booster” shots available to any students who may have received vaccines that are not as efficacious or that do not protect against strains circulating in the fall. There are no known negative health risks to additional vaccinations. We anticipate that, in fact, booster shots will be required for all vaccines as immunity wanes and as the virus evolves.
Question: How will a course’s format be determined for Fall 2021?
: When Fall 2021 course registration opens, course offerings will be primarily listed as in-person, with the exception of R courses. Beginning July 1, 2021, academic departments, working with the Registrar, will be able to change classroom requests and/or instruction modality for specific courses, as needed to support students impacted by visa or travel restrictions, handle any county/state/CDC restrictions on classroom occupancy, and accommodate specific faculty needs. Please refer to the April 5 campus notice for additional details