Next Steps: Moving Toward Full Vaccination Status

Next Steps: Moving Toward Full Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have provided proof of partial vaccination on YU Screen.

Please continue to follow the guidelines from your doctor or medical professional, and upload proof of your second dose on YU Screen as soon as possible. If your proof of vaccination is not yet available, contact your Faculty Designates to inform them of your situation and the appointment date of your first and/or second dose for their records.

If you do not provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen before the start of the Winter 2022 term, you will be de-enrolled from your in-person courses. Due to high demands and long waitlists for certain courses, re-enrolment is highly unlikely.

Do not come to campus unless you provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen. This includes, for example, accessing our campuses to take in-person classes, take midterms or exams, study, work, attend events, utilize student services, use on-campus amenities (e.g. library, gym, etc) or live on campus.


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 were required to submit proof through YU Screen by no later than end of day on December 1, 2021. This included proof that (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. A letter of Notice was sent on or about November 29, 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