Below is a communication that was sent to CSI students who registered for classes for Spring 2022 but are not yet in compliance with CUNY’s Vaccination Policy.

Please help us remind all students that, if they have not done so already, they must upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst by Tuesday, Jan. 18, or they will be dropped from their classes.

Students who uploaded proof of vaccination for the Fall or Winter 2021 terms are fine and do not need to resubmit proof of vaccination for spring. In addition, the Chancellor’s email on Wednesday, Jan. 5, found online, states that all students enrolled in in-person or hybrid classes for Spring 2022 will be required to get the booster shot as soon as they are eligible for it. We are awaiting further guidance regarding uploading proof of booster shots, the campus community will be notified once details and the CUNYFirst functionality becomes available. 

We also wish to remind you that, in order to protect the privacy of our students, asking students about their vaccination status is prohibited, but general policy reminders are strongly encouraged.


Dear (insert first name last name):

The Spring semester begins on January 28, 2022.  We are excited to welcome you back to campus. 

You are taking in-person or hybrid courses which means either all or some of your course meetings will be on campus. Therefore, you must comply with the Student Vaccination Mandate.

Since we do not have an approved record in CUNYfirst of your COVID-19 vaccination, please be sure to follow the steps outlined in the Student Guide to Uploading COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Documents.  The upload deadline is January 18, 2022.  The process is quick and easy so do it now.

If you do not meet the deadline, you will be deregistered and withdrawn from your in-person and hybrid courses on or about January 19.  If you become fully vaccinated before or during the late registration period (January 28-February 3) and get your vaccine upload approved in CUNYfirst, you may re-register.Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after the final vaccine dose. No student may re-register after February 3. 

If you have not started the vaccination process and want to meet the January 18 upload deadline, your only option now is to take the Johnson & Johnson single dose by January 14.

If you have any questions about vaccines or the deadlines, do not hesitate to get in touch with They are here to answer your questions or concerns.  

The health and safety of the CSI community are of paramount importance, and I appreciate your willingness to help us maintain a safe environment.

I look forward to seeing you on campus in a few weeks.

Best regards,

Jennifer S. Borrero, JD

Vice President for Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement


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