IMPORTANT: VACCINATION & BOOSTER REQUIREMENT FOR MACAULAY STUDENTS
For the Spring 2023 semester, the majority of CUNY courses will be in-person. Students taking in-person or hybrid courses must have up-to-date vaccination status when classes begin. Further, all students taking in-person or hybrid classes must upload proof of that status to CUNYfirst by ten (10) days before classes begin.
For more information on CUNY policies, deadlines and help finding a vaccine, CLICK HERE
Many Macaulay classes are hybrid or in-person, including many of the Macaulay seminars. Therefore, you have until ten days (10) days before classes begin to upload proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst. Unvaccinated students risk being dismissed from Macaulay and losing their scholarship.
Students taking hybrid or in-person classes who fail to upload their proof of vaccination will have their courses dropped which could impact their continued eligibility for Macaulay’s tuition scholarship.
If CUNY drops you from your Macaulay seminar, or takes any other action that causes you to drop below 12 credits, you risk being DISMISSED FROM MACAULAY AND LOSING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP.
This is an outcome that none of the Macaulay faculty, administration or staff want for you. Please GET VACCINATED as soon as possible to maintain your status at Macaulay.
YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS…
Q. What happens to my Macaulay tuition scholarship if I do not comply with the vaccine mandate by the deadline? Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to follow the vaccine mandate per CUNY policy will face potential academic withdrawal. Macaulay students not vaccinated by the deadline and whose enrollment drops below 12 credits risk losing their scholarship and may be responsible for covering the full cost of tuition.
Q. What if I am dropped from my Macaulay seminar because it is hybrid or in-person and I have not complied with the vaccine deadline? The Macaulay seminars are required for all students and must be taken in sequence in the first four semesters. If you are dropped from your Macaulay seminar, you may be subject to dismissal from Macaulay Honors College.
Q. Why is my class “hybrid?” My instructor told me we would do everything online. Classes are coded as hybrid if they will have any in-person activities. These codes were determined before the beginning of the semester, and professors do not have the authority to change them on their own. Courses may be converted (by CUNY or the campuses) later in the semester depending on the public health situation, but we can’t predict when or if that will happen.
Q. All my classes are fully online and coded that way in CUNYFirst. Do I need to be vaccinated?
We strongly encourage all students to be vaccinated no matter what kinds of classes they are taking. Unvaccinated students may be denied access to their campus or the Macaulay Building. However, only classes coded as in-person or hybrid in CUNYfirst are at risk of being dropped.
For more information on CUNY policies or to get help finding a vaccine, CLICK HERE
THE MACAULAY BUILDING IS OPEN
Students are welcome to use Macaulay’s quiet and spacious reading room. No reservation necessary.
2nd floor bathrooms are open. The elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Macaulay clubs may also reserve other space within the building.
READ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All students must present a Macaulay or CUNY ID upon entry to the Macaulay building.
Staff, faculty, and students entering a CUNY campus will be required to be fully vaccinated (or have an approved religious exception or medical exemption). Students can provide verification of a COVID-19 vaccination to their home campus by submitting evidence of vaccination by signing in to CUNYfirst and clicking in the Vaccination Verification portal. A user guide on how to upload proof of vaccination can be found here.
Students approved for a religious exception or medical exemption will get an email from Cleared4 asking them to sign up for weekly testing. More information about testing can be found here. Once test results are processed, students will receive an email notifying you that you are “Cleared for Access” by your COVID test or “Not Cleared for Access.” If you are Cleared, you will receive a “GreenPass” on your phone that can be used to display for access to CUNY. Students must display the “GreenPass” to Public Safety to access the building.