Student Resources & FAQs
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 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.
Deadline to submit verification, exemption request and/or attestation is Monday, August 22, 2022 for Fall Semester 2022.
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.
Students who received a vaccination medical or religious exemption and have yet to complete a full vaccination series are required to test every other week in order to engage in in-person courses, services and activities.*
* Exceptions apply to academic programs (e.g., health professions) with more stringent masking and testing requirements.
Monroe County will host a pop-up vax/booster clinic on Wednesday, August 24, from 9:00am to noon in the Fine Arts Building (Building 12), North Atrium, on the Brighton Campus. Parking is provided in lot F. Walk-ins are welcomed; no appointments are necessary. Vaccines and booster doses are free.
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:
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Deadline to submit verification and/or attestation is Monday, August 22, 2022 for Fall Semester 2022.
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.
If you have questions, please send them to MCC Coordinator Strategic Planning/Emergency Manager Chuck DiSalvo, Public Safety, at (585) 292-2926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, paying rent, food insecurity, transportation issues, etc.), you can apply online for assistance through MCC Emergency Assistance (MCC Assist) and stay on track. MCC Assist is 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