International Students: TAKE ACTION NOW: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

International Students: TAKE ACTION NOW: Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have not yet provided proof of full vaccination. Courses may include the second half of a full-year course (FW21-22) or a course for Winter 2022 (W22).

If this is accurate, you are not in compliance with the York University’s Vaccination Mandate. 


To attend your in-person class, you must provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen. If you have already uploaded your proof of full vaccination on YU Screen, thank you. No further action is required. Please continue to follow the requirements for coming to campus.

Do not come to campus unless you provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen.


Check York’s Courses website to confirm the mode of course delivery by referencing the Course Type (LECT, ONLN, REMT, etc.) and Notes/Additional Fees columns. The majority of York’s courses are being delivered in-person; however, we will continue to provide online learning support and resources.


Effective September 7, 2021, the University established a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate (the “Policy”) pursuant to the instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the recommendations of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. The University is statutorily required to ensure compliance with this Policy. The Policy was updated on October 25, 2021, to include the Winter 2022 term.

Pursuant to the Policy, you must have disclosed your vaccination status on YU Screen by November 8, 2021, regardless of your current location and whether or not you are seeking access to the campus. Disclosure of vaccination status includes unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated or seeking an exemption from vaccination.

In order to attend in-person courses or activities and to have continued access to campus for the Winter 2022 term, you are required to submit proof through YU Screen. This includes proof that either: (a) you are Fully Vaccinated within the meaning of the Policy; or (b) York has granted you an exemption from the requirement to be Fully Vaccinated. 

Should you fail to respect this prohibition as a student, your conduct will be addressed through the procedure set out in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities for non-compliance with the Policy. We refer you to the provisions of Section 3 on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Policy Process.

Those who have been granted an exemption, based on medical or other reasons recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code, must follow specified COVID-19 testing requirements. Note:  submitting an exemption request does not constitute approval of the request. Direct confirmation of approval must be issued by the University.

York University’s vaccination mandate for the Winter 2022 term was communicated on or about October 27, 2021, November 5, 2021, November 8, 2021, November 19, 2021 and November 23, 2021

Visit the Better Together website for the latest communication and FAQs. International students can reach out to York International at for support.


Lucy Fromowitz
Vice-Provost Students