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.

Vaccine Information

Vaccine Requirements 

Pursuant to City of Philadelphia mandate, all students, employees, contractors and vendors must have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series, or obtain a medical or religious exemption, in order to access campus.  Students will not be permitted to register for in-person or hybrid courses unless they have provided proof of vaccination or an approved exemption.  Students who are not fully vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption will only be able to register for fully online courses. For more details, please consult the College's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy.

All students, staff and faculty will need to upload their vaccination card to our secure site. Anyone seeking a medical or religious exemption should see if they qualify by filling out the appropriate form (either Student or Employee) linked here. Students must send their completed Student Vaccine Exemption Forms to, at least two weeks in advance of when they need to access campus and/or register for classes. Employees must send their completed Employee Vaccine Exemption Forms to before being eligible for employment or new assignments from the College. Students can also fill out this form to submit any general questions they may have.

Students and employees who visit campus must swipe their ID card at a Security desk. If a person's proof of vaccination is found in the database, the individual may enter campus. If a student or employee has an exemption, they will be required to continue twice weekly COVID testing (every three days) in order to access campus or otherwise comply with any applicable requirements for exempt individuals or other safety protocols which the College may deem appropriate, as they may be amended from time to time.  

Where to get a Vaccine

Any individual interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or a booster shot can find a vaccination site near them by visiting the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s (PDPH) vaccine resource page or

Vaccine Safety 

Information regarding the various COVID-19 vaccines, including their safety and efficacy, is available from various agencies and public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH) and PDPH. You may also wish to speak with your doctor about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Accessing Campus 


Visitors will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to access campus.  Visitors may bring their own negative test if it was taken within the last three days.  Alternatively, visitors to Main Campus who do not have proof of vaccination may be tested at the College’s testing site on Main Campus during its normal operating hours.  Visitors to the Regional Centers who do not have proof of vaccination may ask for a self-test kit at the public safety desk at the Regional Center.  Visitors must comply with all other COVID safety protocols.   


Outside vendors who are providing services or goods (i.e., maintenance, construction, delivery of goods, etc.) to the College will be permitted to use College facilities subject to the Mandatory vaccination and testing policy