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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.
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.
To access the course:
- Here is the direct link to the Spring 2022 Responsible Together Course: https://virginiacommonwealth.instructure.com/courses/56655
Click on the Responsible Together Assignment link to access the full course content.
- If you aren’t enrolled in the course, and think you should be, please email email@example.com.
New students will have access to the course through Canvas once you are enrolled in at least one VCU course for Spring 2022. If you believe you should be enrolled, but are not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you completed the Fall 2021 version of the Responsible Together Course, you do not need to take the Spring 2022 version.
If you are returning to VCU, but did not take any courses in the Fall semester, the Spring RTC course is now available in CANVAS - as long as you are registered for at least one Spring semester course through Bannerweb.
For Spring 2022, all "new to VCU" students and any returning students who were not enrolled for Fall 2021 (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
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 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.