Continuity for Students

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CUNY Vaccination Requirements

All CUNY students who do not have an approved medical exemption or religious exception are required to be fully vaccinated to attend an in-person or hybrid class. Booster shots are encouraged, but not required.

Instructions to upload your vaccination documentation are available here.

  • If a prior CUNY college approved your vaccination documents in CUNYfirst, you do not need to submit them again.
  • Medical and religious exemptions can be requested via the Vaccination Verification portal in CUNYFirst. The deadline to submit documents for the Spring 2023 semester is December 16, 2022.

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

Visiting 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.

COVID-19 Testing

Random COVID-19 Testing

In November 2021, 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.

Walk-in Testing Available at All CUNY Testing Sites

  • All CUNY students, faculty and staff can visit any CUNY COVID testing site, show their CUNY ID, register in the system and receive a COVID test
  • No appointment is required
  • Review a list of CUNY Testing sites and their hours operation

CUNY SPS Resources

Information Technology

Campus Reopening Plan

The health, safety, and well-being of the CUNY SPS community is of utmost importance and concern. Learn more about by reviewing our campus reopening plan.

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