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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Cal Lutheran will require all faculty, staff, and students who are living, learning, working on or accessing campuses or centers for the 2021-22 academic year to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Instructions   Prizes   FAQs


  • Employees, including student workers, will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 15, 2021. 

  • All students other than those attending Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) will need to submit proof of vaccination by Aug. 1, 2021. PLTS students must submit proof of vaccination by Aug. 11, 2021. Students in all programs who enroll after those deadlines will need to submit proof within five days of the start of the term. View instructions

  • Limited exemptions to this policy will be considered based on medical and religious reasons. Anyone with an approved exemption must continue to complete the Cal Lutheran Daily Health Check and be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. They also may need to use additional personal protective equipment.

  • Online-only students are encouraged to receive the vaccine but are not mandated to do so if they are not physically present on a campus or center.

Instructions for Students:

To submit your proof of vaccination:
  1. Go to the Health Services Health Forms webpage
  2. Click on the purple Student Health Portal button to sign in with your university username and password. 
  3. Once in the Student Health Portal, look in the upper left and click on “My Forms.”
  4. Click on the COVID Immunization History form and complete it.
  5. Upload a legible scan or photo of your immunization card on that form or by clicking “Document Upload.”
  6. You will receive a secure email after your record is reviewed by Health Services.  
To access the exemption forms: 
  1. Go to the Health Services Health Forms webpage.  
  2. Download either the Medical or Religious Exemption Form from that webpage and complete it in full.
  3. Go back to the Health Forms webpage and click on the purple Student Health Portal button to sign in with your university username and password.
  4. Click on “Document Upload.”
  5. Select “Exemption Form” and upload a legible scan or photo of the entire completed form.
  6. You will receive a secure email after your form is reviewed by Health Services. 

Instructions for Employees:

Employees may submit proof of vaccination or request an exemption through the "pop up" form that appears when you sign into MyCLU.


Student Prizes

By submitting vaccination information, students will have the opportunity to win a number of weekly prizes over the course of July. Students who submit their information by the deadline will be eligible for the Grand Prizes.

Weekly Prizes

Winners will receive a $10 gift card to Five07 Coffee Bar and Eatery and a Cal Lutheran t-shirt

  • 25 students will randomly be awarded in weekly drawings held on July 9, 16, 23, and 30
  • All returning and incoming students for Fall 2021 are eligible

Grand Prizes

Four $500 Visa gift cards

  • Drawing will be held on August 13

More Information

A team made up of staff and faculty members studied recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health organizations, the latest scientific and medical information, and policies of universities throughout the country before recommending that the entire on-site university community be vaccinated. The university's Cabinet and 32-person Emergency Operations Committee endorsed the recommendation.

Undocumented immigrants and international students are eligible for the vaccines with a Cal Lutheran ID. If international students are unable to access vaccinations prior to their arrival at Cal Lutheran, they will be expected to start the immunization process during their first week on any of our campuses.

Vaccines are free. If you have not yet been vaccinated, you can visit the following links for information on access:

For detailed information regarding the various COVID-19 vaccines, consult the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) websites.