Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Get Vaccinated

For the 2022–23 academic year, and per California State University system policy, all students, faculty and staff who will access campus facilities or participate in in-person learning or campus programs must:

  • Be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by CDC, and complete their vaccination certification, or
  • Receive an approved medical or religious exemption, or
  • Students, faculty and staff not accessing campus facilities or participating in in-person learning or campus programs are not required to be vaccinated but must complete their vaccination certification by selecting the “I do not plan to physically access CSU facilities…”.

New students must complete their vaccine certification in the Student Center by.

Submit Vaccination Certification Instructions

Find a Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available at pharmacies nationwide, often with no appointment necessary. All persons are eligible and there is no cost to get vaccinated. 

Find a Vaccine

You can also visit the Butte County Public Health vaccination website to locate community clinics in the Chico area.  

CSU Vaccine Requirement Frequently Asked Questions

Per the California State University Chancellor's Office policy, the COVID-19 vaccine and booster is required for students, faculty, and staff, to access campus facilities or participate in in-person classes and activities.

Students and employees must enter vaccine record information or request an approved exemption:

  • Who is required to be vaccinated?
    The requirement covers all undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff who intend to be on campus for any period. Vaccination will be required at Chico State to access campus facilities or participate in in-person classes and activities.
  • Am I required to get a COVID-19 booster shot?

    Yes, the CSU requires students or employees to get booster shots in order to access campus facilities. 

    All students, faculty, and staff must receive a COVID-19 booster when they become eligible. You are eligible for a booster five months after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two months after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  • Do I qualify for an exemption? 

    Only students, faculty, and staff who cannot be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance may request an exemption. Exemption requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. They are NOT automatically approved. Personal reasons for not getting vaccinated do not qualify for an exemption. Neither the medical nor religious exemption forms should be used unless they seriously apply to your situation.

    Reminder: violations of the CSU vaccine policy, including dishonesty, may subject students to discipline under CSU Executive Order 1098, Student Conduct Procedures, and employees to discipline pursuant to California Education Code section 89535.

    Student Process

    Students can begin the process by indicating their intention to seek an exemption using the Vaccine Self-Certification form in the Student Center. View instructions. In addition, students must fulfill these requirements:

    • If requesting a medical exemption, students must also fill out the Accessibility Resource Center’s registration form and provide documentation verifying the medical issue.  
    • If requesting a religious exemption, once the student has filled out the Student Center form, they will be contacted by the Title IX/DHR office and provided with information on how to submit their request for religious exemption through an online form. 

    Faculty and Staff Process

    While completing the Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification (view instructions), employees may request a medical or religious exemption and they will be contacted to provide additional information. Requesting an exemption does not guarantee approval. 


    Questions about vaccine exemptions may be directed to the following offices:

  • I received a vaccine outside of the US. Does it satisfy the requirement?
    Yes, we are accepting all international COVID-19 vaccines that are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or any governing regulatory body.