Dear Members of the TC Community,

We write today with a friendly follow-up reminder about TC’s vaccine requirement, which is detailed below, as part of our efforts to facilitate a safe and successful return to campus in the coming weeks. More than 4,000 members of the TC community have submitted their vaccination documentation to date, and we ask that you please fulfill the College’s vaccine requirement as soon as possible.    

Submission of COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

  • Effective August 1, 2021, all new and returning students, staff, faculty, and TC housing affiliates must be fully vaccinated in order to access campus for the fall 2021 semester. All individuals who plan to access campus on or after August 1 must submit proof of vaccination no later than 10 days in advance of the date which they plan to access campus. By August 16, anyone who has not demonstrated proof of vaccination as outlined below will not be able to access campus until they have met the requirement.

  • All members of the TC community are required to submit proof of vaccination. We ask that you upload proof of vaccination as soon as possible (and for incoming students, as soon as your UNI is active).

  • In accordance with New York State public health laws, the College will allow reasonable accommodations for religious and medical exemptions, as we do for other vaccines. Information on how to request a medical or religious exemption is available here; please email with questions.

Click Here to Upload Documentation

Processing of COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Individuals who intend to access campus for any reason must be fully vaccinated and submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination at least 10 working days prior to entering campus to ensure adequate time for the College to process submissions. Please be sure to submit no later than August 1, 2021, if you need access by mid-August or soon thereafter.

All documentation provided is subject to review, and verification of documentation is at the sole discretion of the College. Additional information or documentation may be requested and, if requested, must be provided in order to approve the proof of vaccination.

For additional details on processing, please visit the Preparedness website.

Thank you for your collective efforts to help keep the TC community safe and healthy by adhering to the Teachers College Community Health Compact. Ensuring that TC’s community is vaccinated is the next step in our commitment to each other and to keeping TC’s students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy. For more information on the vaccine requirements, visit TC’s Preparedness site. Please contact with specific questions or concerns.


Lisa Seales
Vice President for Administration
Co-Chair, COVID-19 Working Group
Hank Perkowski
Vice President for Finance and Operations
Co-Chair, COVID-19 Working Group