• STUDENT GUIDELINES

    Updated October 5, 2021

    Students COMING TO CAMPUS

    Students attending in-person and hybrid classes for the fall 2021 semester are required to be vaccinated. You must submit your vaccination documentation by October 7, 2021 and be “fully vaccinated” by October 21, 2021.

    Students accessing CUNY facilities for reasons other than to attend an on-campus class session will be required to be vaccinated after October 21, 2021. Only if they have been granted a religious exception or a medical exemption, can they show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 7 days prior to the visit.

    Until the October 21 deadline, students who are waiting for their vaccination documentation to be approved (or received a religious exception or medical exemption) must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site.


    Before Coming to Campus


    • Submit vaccine verification before October 7, 2021:
      • Log in to on CUNYfirst and click Vaccine Verification
      • See instructions.
      • You will need your vaccination info, a scan or photo of your vaccination card and, if you have the NY State Excelsior Pass, a scan or photo of your pass.
      • If you have difficulty uploading your documents try a different browser.
    • Review full policy FAQ on CUNY’s website.
    • Obtain a CUNY Vax Pass through Cleared4.
      • You will receive a personalized link via email to complete registration. Use your personal link to access your CUNY Vax Pass
        • Consider bookmarking your link on your phone or saving to your phone’s home screen. You will need to access the link each time you enter campus.
    • Download the LaGuardia Mobile App, free in the App Store or Google Play to display your mobile I.D. card with a green border that indicates vaccination and testing status.
      • If your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D. does not have your photo, please send an email to IDOffice@lagcc.cuny.edu with your full name, EMPL ID and attach a clear photo. Please note the there is a 10 to 14-day turnaround for verification and adding pictures to the App at this time.


    While on Campus


    • Wear a mask while in public and shared spaces on campus, including in class; review CUNY’s mask mandate.
    • Enter via the Vax Pass marked doors.
    • Be prepared to display your CUNY Vax Pass through your personal Cleared4 link.






  • Vax Pass Entry

    For persons with verified vaccination status

    • Wear a mask while in public and shared spaces on campus; review CUNY’s mask mandate.
    • Be prepared to display your CUNY Vax Pass through your personal Cleared4 link or your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D with green border.


    Non-Vax Pass Entry

    For persons without verified vaccination status
    entering campus until October 7

    • Wear a mask while in public and shared spaces on campus; review CUNY’s mask mandate.
    • Be prepared to display your LaGuardia I.D.
    • And one of the following:
      • Negative results from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 7 days,
      • Or your original CDC Vaccination record
      • Or NY Excelsior App


    If you are not fully vaccinated

    • Wear a mask while indoors and outdoors at all times while on campus, including in enclosed spaces, except briefly when eating or drinking (in which case they must maintain strict social distancing from other individuals).
    • Maintain a minimum six-foot physical distance from others.







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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Campus Access and Safety




    All Students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class for the 2021 Fall Term must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes unless you have been granted an exception or medical exemption. Requests for exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via CUNYfirst.

    LaGuardia students enrolled in hybrid or in-person classes have until October 7, 2021 to upload proof of vaccination on CUNYfirst. Students must be “fully vaccinated” by October 21, 2021. The deadline to apply for a religious exemption was September 27, 2021; applications for medical exceptions will be considered through October 7, 2021.

    If you are not yet vaccinated you would need to obtain the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in order to comply with the October 7 deadline for verification documentation upload and be “fully vaccinated” by October 21, 2021.

    Until October 21, students attending in-person classes need to be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination documentation uploaded and approved, or they have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site.

    For all health & safety guidance, visit cuny.edu/coronavirus.

    Students accessing CUNY facilities for reasons other than to attend an on-campus class session will be required to be vaccinated after October 7, 2021. Only if they have been granted a religious exception or a medical exemption, they can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 7 days prior to the visit.

    Until the October 21 deadline, students who are waiting for their vaccination documentation to be approved (or received a religious exception or medical exemption) have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site.


    For the time being, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must:
    • Wear a face mask inside all CUNY campuses and office buildings. This includes while working in a non-enclosed space such as a cubicle or other open seating, regardless of physical distance from others.
    • Wear a mask outdoors on campus when unable to maintain physical distance from others.
    • The only exceptions to wearing a mask inside are:
      • If a fully vaccinated person is alone in an enclosed space such as an office, conference room, or dorm room.
      • In a classroom, if a vaccinated professor is teaching a class and is able to keep social distance from everyone else in the class, he or she may choose not to wear a mask.
      • Briefly while eating or drinking, provided social distancing is maintained.
    Review CUNY’s mask mandate.


    For most students who are expected to be fully vaccinated by Fall 2021, and all other vaccinated members of the CUNY community, physical distancing will not be a required safety measure for classrooms, educational settings, and offices. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice physical distancing of 6 feet. Physical distancing is encouraged.


    For office hours, please visit https://www.laguardia.edu/campus-services.


    Study spaces are available by reservation; please keep in mind that students must complete vaccine verification by October 7, 2021 to access campus facilities. Until the October 21 deadline for being "fully vaccinated" , students who are waiting for their vaccination documentation to be approved (or received a religious exception or medical exemption) have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site.

    Please note that the Library is closed, however some in-person services are available including curbside material loans, reserve book chapter scanning and material return. You can also chat with a reference librarian and access other virtual services on the Library’s website.


    Elevators will be operational with occupancy limits in place however, the use of staircases is encouraged.


    The cafeteria spaces will gradually reopen this Fall, beginning with a limited selection; details are forthcoming.


    All areas have been cleaned and disinfected prior to occupancy as per the College’s reopening plan and will continue to be cleaned on a scheduled basis.


    Employees not in compliance with the mask policy can be reported to Ron Edwards, Executive Director of Human Resources.

    Students not in compliance with the mask policy can be reported to Fay Butler, Interim Associate Dean of Student Success.


    Vaccine Verification




    You must submit your vaccination documentation by October 7, 2021.
    • Submit vaccine verification before October 7, 2021:
      • Log in to on CUNYfirst and click Vaccine Verification; see instructions or watch this video. You will need your vaccination info, a scan or photo of your vaccination card and, if you have the NY State Excelsior Pass, a scan or photo of your pass.
      • Obtain your CUNY Vax Pass through Cleared4 by completing registration (received via email).


    Your CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification page will indicate Approved status; additionally, you will receive a registration email from Cleared4.


    Be prepared to display your CUNY Vax Pass through your personal Cleared4 link or your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D. with green border. (If your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D. does not have your photo, please send an email to IDOffice@lagcc.cuny.edu with your full name, EMPL ID and attach a clear photo. Please note the there is a 10 to 14-day turnaround for verification and adding pictures to the App at this time.).


    To ensure everyone’s safety vaccination documents must be verified. If you need to come to campus and your documents have not been verified in CUNYfirst, bring your original CDC COVID-19 vaccination record with you to the campus.


    The Cleared4 CUNY Vax Pass notifications can be received via email and printed if needed.


    RF Employees please see specific guidance here.
    ACE Students attending in-person or hybrid classes must provide proof of vaccination prior to coming to campus. ACE students will receive an email from Cleared4 inviting them to submit documentation.
    Visitors must bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 7 days of coming to campus. Review CUNY’s Visitor Policy.