Vaccination Update

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated. To register for in-person or hybrid classes, students need to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. Students who are not vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption are able to register for fully online courses. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information and visit our Virtual Student Resource Center for support.

Updates to the City of Philadelphia's Vaccine Mandate

The City of Philadelphia has recently updated its vaccine mandate for higher education students, faculty and staff. Under the updated mandate, all students, faculty and staff must have their first shot of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 15, 2021, and their second shot (if Pfizer or Moderna) by Nov. 15, 2021.

Individuals will be subject to regular testing until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final shot), including those with approved exemptions. This means that employees, students and volunteers who have not submitted proof of their first shot (for Pfizer and Moderna) by Oct. 15, 2021, or do not have an approved exemption, will not be permitted on campus at that time.

In addition, employees who are not fully vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption by Nov. 15 will also be subject to other consequences as set forth in the updated College policy.

It is imperative that all College faculty, staff and students upload their vaccination cards to the College’s secure site at