Exemptions and Accommodations

U of A vaccination requirement exemptions are granted to students, faculty and staff on medical or other human rights-based grounds only.

Students, faculty and staff seeking an accommodation to vaccination requirements should apply as soon as possible, and no later than October 3, 2021 in order to ensure that they are permitted to attend U of A campuses after October 4, 2021.

Students who are seeking accommodation to the U of A’s vaccination requirements may do so through the University’s Office of the Dean of Students at dosdean@ualberta.ca, and may seek information through the Student Mask, Vaccination, and/or Rapid Testing Exemption Application webpage.

Employee accommodations for medical reasons will require confirmation from the employee’s physician and follow-up from the University’s third-party disability management provider to determine whether accommodations are possible, and what they will be. See Permanent Medical Accommodations for Employees.

Employee accommodations on the basis of other protected grounds will also need to be assessed.  If you wish to seek accommodation to vaccination requirements for non-medical reasons, complete and submit the Employee Vaccination and/or Rapid Testing Exemption Application (Non-Medical) as soon as possible. Contact your HR Service Partner for guidance.

All visitors to U of A campuses and facilities are expected to be fully vaccinated and should be prepared to show their proof of vaccination if requested.

Please see the U of A COVID-19 Vaccination Directive for additional details.