DATE: January 28, 2022
TO: NYU Students Enrolled Only in Online Courses
FROM: Georgina Dopico, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, Vice President for Campus Health

If you are an NYU student who 1) is enrolled only in online courses, 2) will not have any in-person appearances on campus for any reason, and 3) will not not participate in any in-person University-sponsored activities or events on or off-campus (eg, internships, externships, clinical placements, immersion experiences, field trips, events, etc.), then you are not required to comply with NYU’s vaccination and booster requirement, and you will not be de-enrolled from your online courses for missing deadlines associated with the vaccine requirement.

So if you meet all the criteria above, but are receiving communications about being out of compliance and warning you about de-enrollment, you may disregard them.

Important Exception

However, if your status changes (eg, you enroll in an in-person class, or you plan to use the library), or your online course has any in-person component even if it isn’t on campus, you must immediately come into compliance with NYU’s vaccination policy. Until you do, you will be unable to access campus buildings, you will be unable to participate in University-sponsored in-person activities, and you will be at risk for de-enrollment.


If you have any questions about whether or not you are required to comply with the vaccination policy based on your academic program or status, please contact your school’s Dean’s Office. If you have already uploaded proof of being up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations (including the booster) and believe you are incorrectly receiving notices that you are out of compliance, please contact as soon as possible. If you have already received the booster, but have not yet uploaded, please take a moment to do so.

Final Word

Even if you are not required to comply with NYU’s vaccination and booster requirements, we still strongly urge you to be up-to-date with your vaccinations. It will help keep you and those around you safer, and it will substantially reduce the likelihood of severe illness if you do become infected with COVID-19.