Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Student Vaccination Certification Process

Per CSU policy, vaccinations against COVID-19 are required to access campus facilities and participate in in-person learning and activities this fall. Students must have at least one vaccine shot before the beginning of classes on August 23. You must be fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose) and submit your certification information by September 30.

Students should submit their vaccination status (or request an exemption) via the Student Center by clicking “Covid 19 Vaccination” in the Student Records menu. 

Using the form, you will indicate whether: 

  • you have been vaccinated and upload a picture of your vaccine record 
  • you qualify for a medical or religious exemption 
  • you do not plan to access any campus facilities or participate in any in-person activities  

Students should complete the form as soon as they are fully vaccinated (or know they plan to pursue an exemption) so we can begin verification. View frequently asked questions and answers about the vaccine policy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification Student Instructions

**For the best experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer to complete this form.

1. Log Into the Student Center

Visit portal.csuchico.edu, login, and click on Student Center. 

2. Open the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification form

Click on “Covid 19 Vaccination” located in the Student Records menu.

 Screenshot showing the Student Center with the Student Records menu and Covid Vaccination selected

The COVID 19 Vaccination Self-Certification page appears.

Screenshot of the Covid 19 Vaccination Self Certification page

3. Complete Section I: Self-Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination Status

You may only check one box in this section. If you need to change your selection after submitting, just return to the page and select the updated option. Links on the page provide additional information.

Receipt of Approved Vaccine

When you select the first option, Receipt of an Approved Vaccine, a new section will appear to add information about the vaccine and dates received. Areas marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. If the vaccine requires two doses (e.g., Modena), both dates must be completed. Location information is optional.

Screenshot showing the options when "receipt of an approved vaccine" is checked with options to enter vaccine dose information

Medical exemption

You must also contact the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) for additional information and submittal of exemption documentation.

Religious exemption

You will also be contacted by the DHR/Title IX office with additional information and submittal of exemption documentation.

4. Complete Section II: Self-Attestation of Accuracy of Information Provided.

This is required. You will not be able to submit without having confirmed this section.

5. Section III – Attachments (if applicable)

Upload Vaccination Record Card

If you selected “Receipt of Approved Vaccine,” you can attach a picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record. This step is required for all University Housing residents.

First, create a digital copy or picture of your COVID-19 vaccination card—a smartphone photo will work! Upload documentation in one of the following formats:

  • Bitmap Image (.BMP)
  • Graphical Interchange Format (.GIF)
  • JPEG Image (.JPG/.JPEG)
  • Portable Graphics Format (.PNG)
  • Portable Document Format (.PDF)

Note: iPhone/iPad users may need to convert their photo file prior to uploading. Many iPhones default to .HEIC photo file types, so you will need to convert to a standard format to upload. A simple way to do this is to open the photo of your vaccine card in the Photos app and take a screenshot. The screenshotted image will be a .JPG file.

Successful upload example:

Screenshot showing the on-screen message when a file is successfully uploaded, which includes the file name

6. Submit

You only need to hit "Submit" once, and don't need to resubmit if you have made no changes. Once submitting, you will receive a message that reads, “Thank you for submitting your COVID-19 Vaccine information.”

Screenshot showing the message once the form is submitted, which says thank you

7. Finish

Click “Finish” to return to the Student Center.

Questions

General questions about the vaccine self-certification process should be directed to eoc@csuchico.edu(opens in new window).

Contact the Office of Accessible Technology and Services at 530-898-6532 or oats@csuchico.edu if you need assistance accessing and completing the form.