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Important: spring 2022 vaccination requirements and travel restrictions

Posted December 10, 2021, 5:16 PM

Updated December 10, 2021, 5:38 PM

Dear Students,

As we wrap up the fall semester, we’re looking forward to a restorative winter break. But we’re even more excited for the spring semester when CCA will once again be fully on campus and in person! This message includes important information you need to know before you come—or come back—to campus, so read on to learn about:

  • Vaccination requirements, resources, and deadlines
  • Travel recommendations and restrictions, internationally and within the U.S.
  • Housing during the winter break

We realize that the pandemic is still creating disruptions and uncertainty worldwide, and the emergence of the omicron variant adds to the uncertainty. We’re also confident that with continued vigilance and strong health and safety protocols, we can look forward to a fully in-person spring that feels very close to “back-to-normal!”      

Vaccination requirements, resources, and deadlines

  • Vaccines are required for all students, faculty, and staff on CCA’s campuses.
  • If you were on campus this fall and have already verified your vaccination status, no further action is required.
  • If you will be new to campus this spring, the deadline to be fully vaccinated is January 10, 2022. You must attest (tell us) before that date. (follow these instructions on Portal). 
  • If you cannot attest that you are fully vaccinated by January 10, you will be dropped from classes and will not be allowed to move in if you are new to student housing in January.  (vaccine documentation will be verified on move-in).
  • You will be required to show proof of vaccination when you arrive on campus for classes or housing move-in. 
  • If you believe you qualify for an exemption to CCA’s vaccination requirement, email immediately. 
  • CCA accepts any vaccination approved by global governments. For travel into the U.S., however, a WHO-approved vaccine is required. Confirm with your medical provider if you have questions. 
  • See Portal for details about CCA’s vaccination requirements for spring 2022

Travel recommendations and restrictions

Travel restrictions both internationally and within the U.S. have changed recently, and may continue to change quickly in response to new variants and policies. International travel may be especially challenging. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead, pay close attention to changing travel restrictions, remain flexible, and reconsider travel plans if necessary. 

International travel

  • The International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) team keeps the Travel in F-1 Status page updated with current guidance about vaccine requirements, travel restrictions, and COVID testing requirements. International students should contact with specific questions.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains up-to-date international travel information and requirements, and recommends that all travelers carefully review current requirements for any country you plan to travel to or through (including connecting flights).
  • Be sure to check current requirements for COVID testing and accepted vaccines, and allow plenty of time for vaccination and testing before you plan to enter or return to the U.S.
  • Some students may choose to remain on campus through the break to avoid the uncertainty of travel restrictions. See below for information on housing and dining during the break. 

Travel within the U.S.

  • Students who are traveling within the U.S. should also review any COVID-related requirements for domestic flights and local jurisdictions to avoid a delayed return.  Please review the CDC’s guidelines regarding Domestic Travel During COVID-19.

Housing and dining

  • Founders Hall and Blattner Hall will remain open during the winter break for students who choose not to travel or for whom travel is not an option.
  • Makers Cafe and the c-store will be closed from December 18 to January 9, so please plan to make other arrangements for meals.
  • If you have questions related to housing and dining, email

Additional resources

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or had close contact with someone who has tested positive, follow these instructions.

Contact information:

International Student Affairs and Programs:

Dean of Students:

Housing and Dining:

Still have questions? Email

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