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Responsible Together Course

The Spring 2022 Responsible Together Course (RTC) is now available in CANVAS.

If you are required to complete the RTC, you will be automatically enrolled in the course.

If you completed the Fall 2021 RTC course, you do not need to repeat the course for Spring 2022. 

All students who are required to complete the Spring 2022 Responsible Together Course must do so by Tuesday, January 18, 2022, or by the time you arrive on campus for move-in, on-campus classes or to access any activities on campus.

COVID Vaccine Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccine is required of all students (except those with religious or health exemptions, and students enrolled in VCU's approved, entirely online programs).

Reporting your Vaccine or Requesting an Exemption

Students attending Spring classes must report their vaccination (if the vaccine requires two doses, both doses should be reported), or or their completed Vaccine Exemption Request Form  to University Student Health Services before you can register for classes.

For more information about full vaccination, documentation requirements, religious and health exemptions, and vaccine manufacturers, see the vaccine FAQ.

Booster shots are not required, but they are encouraged when you become eligible. Keep your booster information in a safe place alongside your original COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Click here to learn more about booster shots and eligibility.

Vaccinated Students Expectations

Vaccinated students are exempt from daily health checks, asymptomatic 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

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.