• STUDENT GUIDELINES

    Updated November 16, 2021

    STUDENTS COMING TO CAMPUS

    All students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class for the 2021 Fall Term and thereafter must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person class unless you have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption. Requests for religious exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via the CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification Form.

    Students accessing University facilities for reasons other than to attend an on-campus class session will be required to be vaccinated.

    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.


    Before Coming to Campus


    • Submit vaccine verification at least two weeks prior to your intended visit:
      • Log in to on CUNYfirst and click Vaccine Verification
      • See instructions or watch a how-to 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.
      • 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 

    • 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 and thereafter must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes unless you have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption. Students accessing University facilities for reasons other than to attend an on-campus class session will be required to be vaccinated. 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. Requests for religious exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via the CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification Form at least 30 days prior to the intended visit.


    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 reservationand several spaces are open in the Library. Please keep in mind that students must complete vaccine verification before coming to campus.


    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 at least two weeks before coming to campus to allow time for verification.
    • 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.