Coronavirus Frequently Asked Question

Can I get a COVID vaccination exception or deferment?

Yes. UC allows for an exception based on a medical exemption, disability, or religious belief.

Students who have been granted an exception or are waiting to hear about a pending request may be subject to special requirements such as increased surveillance testing.*

Submit your exception request

UCSC Silicon Valley students may apply for an exception to the vaccination mandate. You can find the necessary forms at the Forms Library. Once you complete your request, please upload it to the secure link.

We update the COVID page often.

* Please disregard if you’re enrolled in an online course and don’t plan on visiting the building.
Updated May 23, 2022