MSU Denver

Vaccine and Booster requirements

To protect our campus community, MSU Denver will require all students and employees to be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19, within 30 days of eligibility, as defined by the CDC.

Vaccine/Booster status flowchart for Covid-19 compliance at MSU Denver.

*if compliant, no action is needed unless otherwise directed. 

Students: The deadline for all students to get boosted is February 15 or within 30 days of becoming eligible.

  • No action is needed to submit vaccination verification unless you are contacted directly via email. Vaccination status for most students will automatically be verified through the State of Colorado’s immunization database and no action is necessary.
  • Failure to comply with the Covid-19 vaccination requirement will result in the inability to register for future classes as of March 1, when an account hold will be placed for lack of compliance  

Employees: All faculty and staff will be required to be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19. An updated, automated process for consent and verification of vaccination status for employees is in progress and will be communicated soon.


Per state and local law, faculty, staff, and students will be able to request an exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine and booster. An updated exemption process and full submission instructions will be forthcoming via this webpage and your MSU Denver email.

The exemption request form will be available at https://healthcenter1.com/immunizations/ in the coming days and should be submitted following the instructions on the forthcoming form by February 15.

Covid-19 Testing Protocol

MSU Denver is suspending screening testing requirement of unvaccinated students immediately, with the exception of studentemployees who are governed by the city’s Public Health Order for all state employees. 

The decision to suspend screening testing for students was made in consultation with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment:

  • To maximize testing availability for symptomatic and exposed individuals with the greatest health risk.  
  • Because the Omicron variant is as likely to be transmitted amongst the vaccinated as the unvaccinated, according to the CDC 

Screening testing for the small number of unvaccinated employees will continue, to ensure compliance with City and County of Denver Public Health Orders 

Less than 1% of employees are currently required to complete screening testing weekly, imposing a very small demand on testing capacity. 

Testing for those exhibiting symptoms or with known exposure is still strongly recommended.

MSU Denver town hall covers booster shots, testing changes

Jan. 14, 2022

MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., and other University leaders discussed the fast-changing Covid-19 pandemic and took questions from viewers about University measures to keep the campus community safe.