If there is a medical emergency, call Public Safety 585-475-3333 or text 585-205-8333.
RIT is partnering with Wegmans for three on-campus flu vaccine clinics for RIT students on Sept. 30, Oct. 6, and Nov. 3. If your insurance is not accepted by Wegmans, you can get the vaccine at the Student Health Center for $20. Register for an appointment
RIT students must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming to the Henrietta campus for Fall 2021. It is expected that all students make every effort to complete a COVID-19 vaccine series and provide proof of full vaccination by August 1, 2021.
All students enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year who plan to circulate on campus for any reason are expected to be fully vaccinated (two weeks following your final dose) prior to your return. This applies to all students who live either on or off the main Henrietta campus.
Log into the RIT Wellness Portal to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine form and upload a photo or scanned copy of your vaccination card or receipt with your name, date of birth, name of vaccine, and the date(s) of the shots.
COVID-19 Exemptions: Students who are not fully vaccinated at the time of their arrival are expected to have a COVID-19 test prior to or upon arrival on the RIT campus and will be required to participate in weekly testing starting the first week of classes. Learn more about Student Testing Requirements
If you are seeking medical exemption from immunizations, sufficient documentation must be submitted by your medical provider (MD, DO), including reason for contraindication and end date (if applicable) and any additional documentation. Please have your medical provider write a letter or chart note on letterhead with contact information, detailing the type of medical exemption (i.e. a single vaccine or all vaccines) and the medical rationale.
Upload proof from your medical provider via the Document Upload section on the RIT Wellness Portalor fax your letter/documentation to the Student Health Center at 585-475-7788.
If you are seeking a religious exemption to immunizations, you must complete the Request for Religious Exemption Form. RIT requires this form to be notarized.
If you are an RIT employee or family member of an RIT employee and take 6 or more credit hours at RIT, you are considered a student under the NYS Public Health Law 2165/2167. Therefore, employees and family members must comply with established NYS and RIT immunization requirements regardless of how long you have been associated with RIT.
If you were honorably discharged within 10 years from the date of your application to RIT, you can submit your armed forces official vaccination records as proof of immunization. If there is a delay in obtaining your official vaccination records, the DD 214 Form (Separation of Service) will enable you to attend classes temporarily.
NOTE: DD 214 does not fulfill the immunization requirements. We must receive your vaccination records.
Online or Off-Campus Program/Major
If all courses are completely online or off-campus, you are not subjected to immunization compliance. If your program is online/off-campus, but you attend an on-campus orientation, on-campus course or other event, you are subjected to immunization compliance.