Guidelines for the VCU community during the COVID-19 pandemic

The campus experience is different than it was before the COVID-19 crisis. We all — the university, the students and the faculty and staff — have a role to play in fostering a safe campus during COVID-19. As guidance, best practices and circumstances evolve, changes in operations, modes of instruction and services at the university may be required. This website serves as your hub for the latest information and resources.

Report your vaccine

VCU students are required to report their COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are vaccinated are eligible for exemptions to certain public health measures (daily health checks, surveillance testing). Vaccinations will be verified. Students can report their vaccine or request a vaccine exemption through University Student Health Services. Students who are eligible for a booster must report receiving one to VCU by Feb. 1. Those eligible for a booster after Feb. 1 must receive a booster within 30 days of becoming eligible and report receiving it to VCU. 

Need a vaccine? VCU continues to offer a number of on-campus vaccination opportunities by appointment.

  • Students can make an appointment online through University Student Health Services.
  • Employees can contact VCU Employee Health at (804) 828-0584 to schedule an appointment.
  • To search all vaccination opportunities near you, visit

Need a test?

VCU offers COVID-19 testing on campus for students and employees. Symptomatic testing is for when you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. At-will testing is for when you are not experiencing symptoms but need to be tested for any reason. Learn more about how to be referred for symptomatic testing or how to make an at-will appointment here.