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Responsible Together Course
This course is now available in CANVAS for all students enrolled in a Fall 2021 course at VCU. All students are required to complete the Responsible Together Course by Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, or by the time you arrive on campus for move-in, on-campus classes or to access any activities on campus.
The course is designed so that all students will have a better understanding of the steps being taken by the university to ensure their health and safety, as well as an understanding of their expected contributions to the health, safety and success of our VCU community - both on-campus and wherever a student may be studying/learning/engaging at this time. Through the course, all students will agree to an acknowledgement of required compliance with public health measures indicating course completion and personal compliance with safety protocols.
New students will have access to the course through Canvas once you are enrolled in at least one VCU course for Fall 2021. If you believe you should be enrolled, but are not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course is available for now in CANVAS all returning students - as long as you are registered for at least one Fall semester course through Bannerweb.
For Fall 2021, all students (including student employees), are required to take the student "Responsible Together Course" found in Canvas. Your manager for your VCU job may request that you also take the employee Reboarding@VCU training, but that will be decided by your manager on a case-by-case basis, and is not a all-VCU requirement.
Completion of the training will be monitored via the Canvas grade book with follow up. If you have questions about access to the training or completion status, please email email@example.com.
Our students, faculty and staff share accountability to ensure the health of our community. We must be able to rely on one another to stay safe and well. We are One VCU and we share the responsibility for one another.
COVID Vaccine Requirement
COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all students who live, learn, work or will be on campus for any reason (excluding those with religious or health exemptions).
Reporting your Vaccine or Requesting an Exemption
Students attending fall classes must report their vaccination (if the vaccine requires two doses, both doses should be reported) to University Student Health Services no later than July 15.
Health Sciences students and those taking summer classes should receive and report their vaccinations sooner, if possible.
For more information about full vaccination, documentation requirements, religious and health exemptions, and vaccine manufacturers, see the vaccine FAQ.
Vaccinated Students Expectations
Vaccinated students are exempt from masking, daily health checks, surveillance testing and quarantine requirements. Entry Pass requirements will continue to apply; however, your Entry Pass will default to a green check.
Students Approved for an Exemption from Vaccine Requirement
Students who receive vaccination exemptions must follow safety guidelines for their health and for the health of our community, including but not limited to: wearing a mask, routine surveillance testing, completing daily health checks, and continuing to follow public safety measures including quarantine procedures. Entry Pass requirements will apply and entry will be allowed if the proper public health measures are followed.
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccination, you can make an appointment on-campus through University Student Health Services or at a provider near you (search vaccine availability at www.vaccines.gov).
NOTE: COVID-19 vaccines are free for all people in the United States. If the pharmacy or healthcare provider you visit asks for proof of health insurance, you are welcome to refuse to share that information, and you will not be turned away from getting the vaccine.