All students must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request an exemption by August 16

This message is sent on behalf of URI Health Services.

Earlier this summer, the University announced that all graduate and undergraduate students returning to campus in the fall would have to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide proof of that vaccination by August 16. Students unable to obtain a vaccination for medical or religious reasons must apply for an exemption by August 16 to return to campus.

Thank you to the more than 6,600 students who have already been vaccinated and uploaded their proof of vaccination to the URI Health Services Patient Portal!

COVID‑19 vaccines are widely available, safe, greatly limit the transmission of the virus, and have been shown to nearly eliminate the chances of death or serious illness related to a COVID‑19 infection. With the proliferation of the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, it is critical that all those who are able receive the vaccine  to protect the health and safety of our community. Vaccine Clinics will be held on URI’s Kingston Campus throughout the month of August. If you are unsure of where to obtain a vaccine in your area, contact your local health department or visit

If you still need to submit your full proof of vaccination: 

  • Go to
  • Enter your Patient Portal account with your single sign on credentials (Microsoft Office365 login)
  • Select Immunizations
  • Enter your COVID-19 vaccination information and hit submit
  • Then go to Uploads
  • Select COVID-19 Vaccination Card from the choose document to upload
  • Upload a photo of your vaccination card

If your vaccine requires two doses, you should upload a copy of your vaccination card after each dose. 

Please be advised that students who do not provide full proof of vaccination or request an exemption before August 16, will have a COVID-19 Vaccine Hold placed on their accounts and will be unable to access in-person classes, housing, and other on-campus services. If you are arriving to campus early (for Athletics, Talent Development, etc.) you need to have your information in 7 days before your planned move-in/participation date. COVID-19 Vaccine Holds will be removed 5 to 7 business days after proof of vaccination is uploaded or an exemption form is approved.

If you wish to request a vaccination exemption:

  • Go to
  • Enter your Patient Portal account with your SSO credentials (Microsoft Office365 login)
  • Print the exemption form you wish to complete, then complete and sign the form
  • Select the Upload tab
  • From the “Choose Document you are Uploading” menu, select COVID-19 Vaccine Medical OR Religious Exemption Form and upload the form from a saved file or by taking a photo of it.

We look forward to seeing you in the fall! #rhodytogether