Updated: September 27, 2021
In order to access U of G’s campuses and University-managed facilities (including at the Guelph and Ridgetown campuses and our research facilities), faculty, staff and students must:
- Submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or
- Receive an approved exemption request.
Currently, visitors must attest to their vaccination status through the U of G COVID-19 Daily Screening form.
Thank you for helping keep our community safe!
Submit your proof of vaccination – faculty, staff and students
Before accessing the University of Guelph Vaccination Proof and Exemption System, ensure you have an image or PDF of your vaccination receipts.
- Those vaccinated in Ontario may download their vaccination receipts from the Government of Ontario website.
- Those vaccinated outside Ontario must upload English documentation with:
- The date the vaccines were administered
- The country/location in which the vaccines were administered
- The name of the vaccines administered
Translation of documents must be completed by a certified translator. A certified translator is a member in good standing whose certification can be confirmed by a seal or stamp that shows the translator’s membership number of a professional translation association in Canada or abroad. You can find translators on the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website.
You will be asked to provide your Central Login credentials when you sign into the system. This step helps us authenticate users, confirming they are part of the University community. It also allows us to follow up with those who submit exemption requests and ensure we can provide information to those who must participate in rapid testing. This information is for verification purposes only and passwords are not stored.
Grounds for exemption
Students, faculty and staff will be granted exemption from the University of Guelph’s mandatory vaccination requirement on the following grounds only:
- Other grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code
To request an exemption, please complete and submit one of the two forms below:
- Statement of Creed/Religious Belief – Mandatory Vaccination Exemption form
- Medical Statement – Mandatory Vaccination Exemption form
Students who submitted or received a vaccination exemption prior to Aug. 30 must complete one of the above forms, providing documentation to support their exemption request.
Those who request an exemption may choose to be vaccinated at any time.
Rapid testing and further measures
Students, faculty and staff who receive an exemption must participate in rapid COVID-19 testing in order to access U of G campuses and University-managed facilities. Learn more about U of G’s Rapid Testing Program.
In addition, students, faculty and staff who receive an exemption must continue to strictly follow all U of G COVID-19 safety protocols including, daily screening, wearing a mask, keeping your distance when possible and cleaning your hands regularly.
Students in residence, varsity athletes and students taking face-to-face music and theatre classes
Students living in residence – Use this system to submit exemption requests and proof of vaccination.
Varsity athletes – Use this system to resubmit proof of vaccination and to submit exemption requests.
Students taking face-to-face music and theatre classes must discuss accommodations with their instructors. Please refer to the direction provided to you by the College of Arts.