COVID Compliance Required

July 18, 2022

To:  College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Undergraduate Students 
From: University Dean of Student Affairs Donna Eddleman
Subject:  COVID Compliance Required

I hope that you have enjoyed some time with family and friends over the past several months and are looking forward to returning to campus in six weeks (or less if you are an early arriver!).  As we prepare for your return, I write to advise you that our records suggest you do not yet meet the University’s definition of fully vaccinated for COVID-19, which is defined as having received a vaccine primary series (1 or 2 shots) as well as the associated boosterproof of which must be uploaded to the Student Health Portal no less than ten days prior to your return to campus, and preferably sooner to allow time to update your records, and that of others, for arrival. 

If you believe you have received this letter in error, please confirm all required documentation can be found in your student health portal.  If that is the case, please email; provide your full name and ID number and make them aware of the error so they can confirm compliance and update their records.

Those of you who only need to upload proof of their booster shot may use the Redlands App (UR Ready>Upload Proof of Booster).

Per the language found here,  COVID-19 vaccine/booster exemptions will be considered and should be submitted no less than 14 days before your planned return to campus.

Regrettably, COVID management continues, which strains resources, and can be frustrating, for all of us. To help manage resources, and minimize frustration, please act on this request soon.  The processing of the uploaded information may take seven business days.  If you delay your response, even if you meet the ten-day threshold noted above, you may encounter some roadblocks if time does not allow review of needed documentation in time for your return.   So please consider this message a call to action; one I never thought we would confront 2.5 years after COVID-19 changed our lives.

In advance, thank you for prioritizing compliance (in one of the three ways outlined above) and your quick response.


Be safe. Be well.


Donna M. Eddleman

University Dean of Student Affairs