I am able to get vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, but I won’t be able to complete the second vaccine dose before I arrive in the United States.

  1. Upload proof of your first dose. You must upload your first dose record to the Student Health Center Portal as soon as possible.
  2. Get tested. Once your vaccine record is reviewed and approved, you will be placed in partial compliance status. You will be permitted to access NYU buildings after you reach partial compliance vaccination status AND you receive a negative COVID-19 test result through NYU Binx or Bioreference.
  3. Get your second dose and upload proof.  Once you become eligible for your second dose, you will have a 5 day grace period to complete your COVID-19 vaccine series and upload proof of your second dose.  This means you must get vaccinated and upload proof 21-26 days after the first dose of Pfizer or 28-33 days after the first dose of Moderna.
    • Vaccine access is very good across the United States, and there are many places to get vaccinated. You should find and make an appointment using the US or NYC vaccine finder before you leave your international location for when you arrive in the United States.  Additionally, the Student Health Center will open a limited vaccine clinic in mid-August for students who were unable to access vaccines previously. 
    • Students who do not complete the two-dose series within the specified grace period will be deemed non-compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement.
  4. Participate in ongoing testing.  You must participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing during your partial compliance period until 2 weeks after your final dose at which time you are considered fully vaccinated and can stop ongoing testing.  Your access to the Daily Screener is contingent on your compliance with ongoing testing.  You will lose access to the daily screener and not be able to access NYU buildings if you do not comply with ongoing COVID-19 testing.

Quarantine Requirements:

All students who are not fully vaccinated and spend 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel notice in the 10 days immediately prior to arriving at NYU will be required to quarantine. You may not leave quarantine except for testing, vaccination, and other essential medical appointments.

  • If you get a negative PCR test 3-5 days after you travel, you may end your quarantine on Day 7.
  • If you do not get tested 3-5 days after travel, you must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Note: the day you arrive is Day 0.

Additional Guidance for Residential Students and Late Arriving International Students

Residential Students

  • Residential students who do not need to quarantine are expected to get vaccinated (if eligible for the second dose), upload their proof of vaccination, and get a COVID-19 test through NYU Binx or Bioreference within 24 hours of their arrival.
  • Residential students who need to quarantine should plan to move into residence halls on August 18th or 19th and are expected to get vaccinated (if eligible for the second dose), upload their proof of vaccination, and get tested 3-5 days after their arrival.

Late arriving international students

International students who are not expected to arrive in the United States until after September 1 AND do not have access to authorized vaccines must submit their US entry plan information and contact your academic program to prevent de-enrollment or seek to restore lost enrollment.

Consequences for non-compliance

Failure to comply with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement will result in consequences up to and including de-enrollment.  Read more information about the consequences of non-compliance.

What happens if I can only get one dose of a vaccine that is not available in the United States and can’t complete the series before I arrive?

If this dose is within 28 days of your arrival, you should submit your proof of vaccination.  You will be placed in partial compliance.  After 28 days, you will need to get re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine once you are in the United States and you must comply with the deadlines specified below.

  1. Upload proof of vaccination. If you receive the first dose of a vaccine that is not available in the US within 28 days of arrival to campus, you must upload your record to the Student Health Center Portal as soon as possible.
  2. Get tested. Once your vaccine record is reviewed and approved, you will be placed in partial compliance status. Students who are deemed partially compliant AND have received a negative COVID-19 test result through NYU Binx or Bioreference will be permitted to have access to NYU buildings.
  3. Make an appointment for your first dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine and upload proof.  Once you become eligible for re-vaccination, you will have a 5 day grace period to get your first dose and upload proof of your first dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  This means, you must get revaccinated 29-34 days after your last dose and upload proof. 
    • If your partial compliance status expires before you arrive, you will be expected to begin revaccination upon arrival and upload proof of your first dose immediately.  Once your vaccine record is reviewed and approved, you will be placed in partial compliance status. As of August 16, 2021, you will be permitted in NYU buildings only after you reach partial compliance vaccination status AND you receive a negative COVID-19 test result through NYU Binx or Bioreference.
    • Students who do not begin re-vaccination within the specified grace period will be deemed non-compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement.
    • Vaccine access is very good across the United States, and there are many places to get vaccinated.  You should find and make an appointment using the US or NYC vaccine finder before you leave your international location for when you arrive in the United States.  Additionally, the Student Health Center will open a limited vaccine clinic in mid-August for students who were unable to access vaccines previously.
  4. Get your second dose and upload proof. If you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will not need to get additional vaccine doses.  For Pfizer or Moderna, once you become eligible for your second dose, you will have a 5 day grace period to complete your COVID-19 vaccine series and upload proof of your second dose. This means you must get re-vaccinated and upload proof between 21-26 days after the first dose of Pfizer or 28-33 days after the first dose of Moderna.  Students who do not complete the two-dose series within the specified grace period will be deemed non-compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement.
  5. Participate in ongoing testing.  You must participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing during your partial compliance period until 2 weeks after your final dose at which time you are considered fully vaccinated and can stop ongoing testing. Your access to the Daily Screener is contingent on your compliance with ongoing testing.  You will lose access to the daily screener and not be able to access NYU buildings if you do not comply with ongoing COVID-19 testing.

Quarantine Requirements

All students who are not fully vaccinated and spend 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel notice in the 10 days immediately prior to arriving at NYU will be required to quarantine. You may not leave quarantine except for testing, vaccination, and other essential medical appointments.

  • If you get a negative PCR test 3-5 days after you travel, you may end your quarantine on Day 7.
  • If you do not get tested 3-5 days after travel, you must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Note: the day you arrive is Day 0.

Additional Guidance for Residential Students and Late Arriving International Students

Residential Students

  • Residential students who do not need to quarantine are expected to get vaccinated (if eligible for re-vaccination), upload their proof of vaccination, and get a COVID-19 test through NYU Binx or Bioreference within 24 hours of their arrival.
  • Residential students who need to quarantine should plan to move into residence halls on August 18th or 19th and are expected to get vaccinated (if eligible for re-vaccination), upload their proof of vaccination, and get tested 3-5 days after their arrival.

Late arriving international students

International students who are not expected to arrive in the United States until after September 1 AND do not have access to authorized vaccines must submit their US entry plan information and contact your academic program to prevent de-enrollment or seek to restore lost enrollment.  

Consequences for non-compliance

Failure to comply with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement will result in consequences up to and including de-enrollment.  Read more information about the consequences of non-compliance.

What happens if I don’t have access to any COVID-19 vaccines prior to arriving on campus?

  1. Make an appointment. Vaccine access is very good across the United States, and there are many places to get vaccinated.  You should find and make an appointment using the US or NYC vaccine finder before you leave your international location for when you arrive in the United States.   Additionally, the Student Health Center will open a limited vaccine clinic in mid-August for students who were unable to access vaccines previously.
  2. Upload your proof of the first dose and get tested. International students who receive their first vaccine dose upon arrival must upload the record of their first dose immediately. Once your vaccine record is reviewed and approved, you will be placed in partial compliance status. As of August 16, 2021, you will be permitted in NYU buildings only after you reach partial compliance vaccination status AND you receive a negative COVID-19 test result through NYU Binx or Bioreference.
  3. Get your second dose and upload.  If you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will not need to get additional vaccine doses.  For Pfizer or Moderna, once you become eligible for your second dose, you will have a 5 day grace period to complete your COVID-19 vaccine series and upload proof of your second dose.  This means you must get re-vaccinated and upload proof between 21-26 days after the first dose of Pfizer or 28-33 days after the first dose of Moderna.  Students who do not complete the two-dose series within the specified grace period will be deemed non-compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement.
  4. Participate in ongoing testing.  You must participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing during your partial compliance period until 2 weeks after your final dose at which time you are considered fully vaccinated and can stop ongoing testing. Your access to the Daily Screener is contingent on your compliance with ongoing testing.  You will lose access to the daily screener and not be able to access NYU buildings if you do not comply with ongoing COVID-19 testing.

Quarantine Requirements

All students who are not fully vaccinated and spend 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel notice in the 10 days immediately prior to arriving at NYU will be required to quarantine. You may not leave quarantine except for testing, vaccination, and other essential medical appointments.

  • If you get a negative PCR test 3-5 days after you travel, you may end your quarantine on Day 7.
  • If you do not get tested 3-5 days after travel, you must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Note: the day you arrive is Day 0.

Additional Guidance for Residential Students and Late Arriving International Students

Residential Students

  • Residential students who do not need to quarantine are expected to get vaccinated, upload their proof of vaccination, and get a COVID-19 test through NYU Binx or Bioreference within 24 hours of their arrival.
  • Residential students who need to quarantine should plan to move into residence halls on August 18th or 19th and are expected to get vaccinated, upload their proof of vaccination, and get tested 3-5 days after their arrival

Late arriving international students

International students who are not expected to arrive in the United States until after September 1 AND do not have access to authorized vaccines must submit their US entry plan information and contact your academic program to prevent de-enrollment or seek to restore lost enrollment.

Consequences for non-compliance

Failure to comply with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement will result in consequences up to and including de-enrollment.  Read more information about the consequences of non-compliance.

What happens if I only have access to a vaccine that is not FDA-authorized or WHO-listed?

We recommend all students to immediately seek out and receive COVID-19 vaccines that are government-authorized in your country for the potential benefit of protection against COVID-19.

You will also be required to get re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine after you arrive at NYU.

Please note, the minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine or a WHO-listed vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.  If possible you should plan to complete all doses of a non-authorized vaccine at least 28 days in advance of your arrival to NYU so that you can get re-vaccinated right away.

If your final dose is within 28 days of your arrival to NYU, please follow the instructions below to let us know of your status (you will not be able to submit your documentation through the regular vaccine upload portal). 

Students: to request a temporary exemption for a non-FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine within the 28 days prior to arrival, follow these steps...

  1. Login to the SHC Portal
  2. Click ‘Downloadable Forms’ on the left side bar
  3. Locate ‘Temporary Exemption Request for Students with Non-FDA/WHO Authorized Vaccines’ and click the green ‘Upload’ button to submit proof of your COVID vaccination.
  4. Confirm the file is correct and click ‘looks good’
  5. Click ‘Save’

You will be granted a temporary exemption until it is safe for you to get an NYU-accepted vaccine.  You must get revaccinated between 29-34 days after your last dose.  Depending on which FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine you take, you must get any required follow-up doses as soon as you become eligible.

Here are specific requirements:

  1. Upload proof following special instructions. If your final dose is within 28 days of your arrival to NYU, please follow the steps above to let us know of your status (you will not be able to submit your documentation through the regular vaccine upload portal).
  2. Get tested. Once your vaccine record is reviewed and approved, you will be placed in partial compliance status. You will be permitted in NYU buildings only after you reach partial compliance vaccination status AND you receive a negative COVID-19 test result through NYU Binx or Bioreference.
  3. Make an appointment for your first dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine and upload proof.  Once you become eligible for re-vaccination, you will have a 5 day grace period to get your first dose and upload proof of your first dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  This means, you must get re-vaccinated between 29-34 days after your last dose and upload proof.
    • If your partial compliance status expires before you arrive, you will be expected to begin re-vaccination upon arrival and upload proof of your first dose immediately.  You will be permitted in NYU buildings after you reach partial compliance vaccination status AND you receive a negative COVID-19 test result through NYU Binx or Bioreference.
    • Students who do not begin re-vaccination within the specified grace period will be deemed non-compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement.
    • Vaccine access is very good across the United States, and there are many places to get vaccinated.  You should find and make an appointment using the US or NYC vaccine finder before you leave your international location for when you arrive in the United States.  Additionally, the Student Health Center will open a limited vaccine clinic in mid-August for students who were unable to access vaccines previously.
  4. Get your second dose and upload proof.  If you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will not need to get additional vaccine doses.  For Pfizer or Moderna, once you become eligible for your second dose, you will have a 5 day grace period to complete your COVID-19 vaccine series and upload proof of your second dose.  This means you must get revaccinated and upload proof between 21-26 days after the first dose of Pfizer or 28-33 days after the first dose of Moderna.  Students who do not complete the two-dose series within the specified grace period will be deemed non-compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement.
  5. Participate in ongoing testing.  You must participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing during your partial compliance period until 2 weeks after your final dose at which time you are considered fully vaccinated and can stop ongoing testing.  Your access to the daily screener is contingent on your compliance with ongoing testing.  You will lose access to the daily screener and not be able to access NYU buildings if you do not comply with ongoing COVID-19 testing.

Quarantine Requirements

All students who are not fully vaccinated and spend 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel notice in the 10 days immediately prior to arriving at NYU will be required to quarantine. You may not leave quarantine except for testing, vaccination, and other essential medical appointments.

  • If you get a negative PCR test 3-5 days after you travel, you may end your quarantine on Day 7.
  • If you do not get tested 3-5 days after travel, you must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Note: the day you arrive is Day 0.

Additional Guidance for Residential Students and Late Arriving International Students

Residential Students

  • Residential students who do not need to quarantine are expected to get vaccinated (if eligible for re-vaccination), upload their proof of vaccination, and get a COVID-19 test through NYU Binx or Bioreference within 24 hours of their arrival.
  • Residential students who need to quarantine should plan to move into residence halls on August 18th or 19th and are expected to get vaccinated (if eligible for re-vaccination), upload their proof of vaccination, and get tested 3-5 days after their arrival

Late arriving international students

International students who are not expected to arrive in the United States until after September 1 AND do not have access to authorized vaccines must submit their US entry plan information and contact your academic program to prevent de-enrollment or seek to restore lost enrollment.

Consequences for non-compliance

Failure to comply with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement will result in consequences up to and including de-enrollment.  Read more information about the consequences of non-compliance.