Vaccination Requirement for Students

August 18th, 2021 - 9:47am
UPDATE: August 24, 2021

Students can request a medical or religious exemption by emailing

Dear Student,

College of Marin (COM) is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, employees, and the communities it serves. As COM works toward the safe return to increased on campus learning and other activities, it embraces a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and its variants.

As part of this effort, all students attending in-person classes, programs, utilizing services, or participating in any on campus activity must be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption due to verified medical or religious reasons is approved by the COM administration.

Proof of COVID vaccination or an exemption request (for medical or religious reasons) must be submitted by September 1, 2021.



COVID-19 is an extremely contagious and deadly disease and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the most effective way to prevent severe illness or death is to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. Vaccines are safe, free, and widely available. For more information visit


Those who have not submitted proof of at least partial COVID vaccination or an exemption request by September 1, 2021 will be dropped from their in-person classes without penalty or transcript notation.

Students who submit partial COVID vaccination records by the deadline must upload proof of full COVID vaccination by September 30, 2021 and may be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing or until fully vaccinated (two weeks after second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or after first dose of Johnson and Johnson).