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Onondaga Community College will require students living in the residence halls to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Below are answers to common questions regarding the policy and what it means for you:
- When will I be able to move-in? Students that are fully vaccinated prior to Friday, August 27, 2021 will move into the residence halls on Friday, August 27, 2021. If you are getting the Moderna vaccine your first does needs to be administered on or before July 16, 2021 to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021. If you are getting the Pfizer vaccine your first dose needs to be administered on or before July 23, 2021 to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021. If you are getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine your first (and only) does needs to be administered on or before August 13, 2021 to be fully vaccinated by Friday, August 27, 2021. Students who will not be fully vaccinated by August 27, 2021 must move into the residence hall on Friday, August 13, 2021 and quarantine for two weeks. While in quarantine OCC will help you arrange to get the vaccine. While in quarantine you will be restricted to your room and meals will be delivered to you. If you do not follow the direction of the Residence Life staff on vaccinations, you will not be permitted to remain in the halls.
- Where do I provide proof of vaccination? Students will need to submit their proof of vaccination at the following website: https://www.sunyocc.edu/form/covid-vaccination-documentation
- Where can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine? You can find New York State run vaccine sites at the website below. Many NY mass vaccination sites are providing vaccines to walk-ins with no appointment necessary: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ You can also check vaccine availability at pharmacies near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/
- Do I have to pay for the Vaccine? No. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States regardless of health insurance status.
- Can I get free transportation to a Vaccine site? Yes, the White House announced a partnership with Uber and Lyft to provide free ride to and from a vaccination site starting in early June through July 4, 2021. More information will be shared as it is released by Uber and Lyft.
- What does “fully vaccinated” mean? You are fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after receiving the last dose of the vaccine. For Pfizer and Moderna that is two weeks after your second dose. For Johnson & Johnson that is two weeks after your first (and only) dose.
- Will I have to get a COVID test prior to move-in? Currently, OCC is not requiring fully vaccinated students to test prior to move-in; however, we are waiting for official guidance from the SUNY system and will notify you if this changes. If you are not fully vaccinated, OCC will arrange for you to be tested on-campus prior to moving into your residence hall and starting your quarantine.
- Will I need to get a weekly COVID test? Currently, OCC is not requiring fully vaccinated students to get tested weekly; however, we are waiting for official guidance from the SUNY system and will notify you if this changes. If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Before you begin...
- Applications are given priority on a first come first serve basis.
- Please be aware of the Important Dates shown on this page.
Step 1: Download and fill out these forms
Note: You only need to fill out the Parent/Legal Guardian Verification if you are under 18.
Documents should be uploaded to the housing application in Step 2. Please have a copy of your insurance card ready for upload when you go to complete the application.
Step 2: Fill out the housing application
You will need your OCC Username and Password. You can find them in your Acceptance Packet, or try What's my username? In this step, you'll also be asked to upload the forms you completed in step 1.
Step 3: Pay a $200 Application Fee
Make your payment online or in-person at Student Central.
- This is a non-refundable application fee to solidify your intent to live on campus and it saves your place in line. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
- This application fee is waived if you have lived in the residence halls for the previous year.
What happens next?
Housing applications come in over the course of several months with students submitting supplemental information at various times during their admission process.
Your ONE Team rep will be assisting you throughout this process and is the best person to talk to if you have any questions at this time. If your questions are specific to your housing application, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
You can follow along with these instructional videos. If you still have questions, don't be afraid to reach out to us.