Continuity for Students

Many of you have reached out to voice your concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that you are not alone and that we are committed to helping you throughout the semester. Below please find a list of resources we hope you will find helpful during this time.

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CUNY Vaccination Requirements for Spring 2022

For the Spring 2022 semester, all CUNY students enrolled in any in-person or hybrid class must be fully vaccinated, along with a booster shot once eligible. The deadline to receive the booster shot depends on when students become eligible, determined by the date of the last vaccine shot received.

Instructions on uploading your proof of booster are available here. If you attended in-person or hybrid classes this past fall and already uploaded proof of your first vaccines, you will have to add the booster shot — unless you have an approved exception or exemption.

Students who miss the deadline will not be able to register for Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 classes.

Medical and religious exemptions can be requested via the Vaccination Verification portal in CUNYFirst.

Continue to stay updated on our COVID-19 guidelines by visiting the CUNY website or the Student Vaccination Mandate FAQs.


Walk-in Testing Available at All CUNY Testing Sites

All CUNY students, faculty and staff can now walk in to any CUNY COVID testing site, show their CUNY ID, register in the system and receive a PCR test. No appointment is required. Results will be available within 24 to 48 hours. Find the full list of CUNY testing sites and their hours of operation here.

Random Testing Program

In November, CUNY announced the launch of a University-wide random COVID-19 testing program for vaccinated employees and students using CUNY facilities. It is essential to comply with the random testing process to avoid losing access to campus. The goal is to maintain a safe environment and monitor the spread of the virus within our community

If you're selected for testing in a given period, you will receive an email from with instructions.  

The test must be conducted at a CUNY testing site.  Tests taken from external locations will not satisfy the requirement for random testing. 

 If you do not test by the date specified in the email, you will lose your access to campus.

For more information, visit CUNY's testing FAQ.

Visiting Campus

Students who have a scheduled meeting on Campus:

As per the University’s Student Vaccination Mandate, all students who do not have an approved medical exemption or religious exception are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access a CUNY campus. 

Students who visit campus will be required to show their Cleared4 Access Pass to Public Safety when they arrive to campus. In preparation for your upcoming meeting at CUNY SPS, please locate the email that you received earlier in the semester from the sender “”. View our user guide (PDF) for a step-by-step breakdown.

Follow the instructions and the unique link provided in the email to obtain your Access Pass to visit campus. Note that the link is unique to you and should not be shared with another student. Be sure to set up your access pass at least 48 business hours in advance of your first visit to campus.

Note that face masks are optional and are available in the lobby for anyone who needs one.

If you have not submitted your COVID-19 vaccination documentation, follow these instructions to do so. Once your documentation is approved, follow the steps above. Please note that it generally takes 24-48 business hours for approval.

If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Jennings, Assistant Dean and Registrar or Jennifer Grace Lee, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services.

CUNY SPS Resources

Coping with COVID-19

Many people are struggling with the emotional demands of coping with COVID-19. If you would like support for this, there are several resources available to you.

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External Resources