Student Resources & FAQs

Summer Sessions and Fall Semester 2022 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

MCC students taking in-person courses, working on campus, and/or participating in on-campus activities or services during summer sessions and/or the Fall Semester 2022 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (e.g., two or one dose vaccine series) or have been granted a medical or religious exemption. Resident students are required to verify that they are fully vaccinated and boosted in order to live on campus.

Deadlines to submit summer and/or fall verification, exemption request and/or attestations are as follows:

  • Monday, August 22, 2022 for Fall Semester 2022
  • Sunday, June 5, 2022 for Summer Sessions I and III
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022 for Summer Session II

If you register after the deadline, your vaccination verification/exemption request must be submitted within 10 days of registration. There is no grace period. Students who do not meet the deadline for completing the COVID-19 requirement may be removed from in-person courses. All tuition/fee refunds are subject to MCC's Refund Schedule. This may affect financial aid eligibility.

Submitting COVID-19 Vax Verification

If you have not previously verified that you are fully vaccinated or were not previously granted a medical or religious exemption through MCC Health Services:

  • Submit a scan of your vaccination card in the Student Health Services Portal.
  • If you are taking classes at the Public Safety Training Facility, call (585) 753-3800 with questions or concerns regarding your specific program.
  • If you are participating in noncredit or off-site training through the MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center/Corporate College or the FWD Center, call (585) 685-6004 with questions or concerns regarding your specific program.

Medical and Religious Exemptions

If you previously received a religious or medical exemption for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters, your exemption is still valid (i.e., you are not required to resubmit an application). If you have not previously received an exemption, please follow the guidelines below:

Temporary Accommodations

If you have one vaccine dose and are not eligible to get your second dose; or, if you recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are not able to get vaccinated, you may be eligible to receive a temporary accommodation from Health Services allowing more time to become fully vaccinated. You are responsible for contacting MCC Health Services at (585) 292-2018 or via email MCC Health Services ( for assistance regarding temporary accommodations.

Fully Online Students

Verification of COVID-19 vaccination is not required if you are taking all online or remote classes. If you choose not to verify vaccination against COVID-19, complete the attestation form in the Student Health Services Portal stating that you will not participate in on-campus activities or services.

Students who do not complete the attestation form by the deadline are at-risk for being removed from their online course(s) due to non-compliance.

Tutoring Support

As an MCC student, you will continue to have access to support services from home. All courses are available for tutoring. For questions regarding tutoring appointments, please email Ann Bauer or email Martha MacDonald in our Learning Support Systems Department.

CircleIn Study App

CircleIn is an easy to use study app and website where students study online together. Students who are active in the app earn points, gifts, and scholarships! MCC is excited to offer this service to our students at no cost. Refer to CircleIn's Student Welcome Guide for information on how to use the many different features both online and in the mobile app.

Emergency Financial Support

If you are facing a financial emergency (for example, needing a laptop and/or WiFi access, paying rent, food insecurity, transportation issues, etc.), you can apply online for assistance through MCC's Dreamkeepers programs and stay on track. Dreamkeepers at MCC are made possible by generous supporters of the MCC Foundation.

MCC Financial Aid representatives are also available to help you. Contact Financial Aid via email.

Mental Health Support

If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or Lifeline (585) 275-5151.

MCC Counselors are available to help you online and/or over the phone, and are safely serving students in person if needed. Contact MCC's Counseling Center for assistance at (585) 292-2140 or email MCC's Counseling Center

Additional information can be found on the SUNY website, including