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COVID-19 Updates

Fall 2021: Vaccination Action Required by Aug. 20

Aug. 17, 2021


Dear Fresno State Students:

First, huge thanks to all those students who have already uploaded their information — you are all keeping our Bulldog family safe! For those who still need to upload their information, please read below:

All students who plan to access campus facilities must be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30, in compliance with California State University (CSU) policy. Students who do not complete their Self-Certification form by the Sept. 30 deadline will be subject to action through the student conduct process, which could include disenrollment from courses.

To comply with the CSU policy directive, unvaccinated students must have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with documentation uploaded through their student portal, by Friday, Aug. 20.

Free vaccination clinics will be offered on campus, including on Aug. 20; view the schedule at the University COVID-19 website. Students may seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons; see the COVID-19 website FAQs for details.

For students who have an exemption or who have not completed their COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification form by Aug 20, the University is requiring these students to begin a mandatory, weekly COVID-19 testing program beginning the week of Aug. 23.

Mandatory weekly testing (self-collected saliva PCR test) will be managed by a third-party company, Shield T3, at no cost to students. Testing will be available Monday through Saturday, at the Satellite Student Union. Hours will vary depending upon operational needs. See the COVID-19 Testing section of the COVID-19 website for details. Students who have submitted exemptions or who have not completed the Self-Certification form will be contacted by Shield T3 to ensure compliance and tracking with this weekly testing requirement. Students who do not comply with this weekly testing requirement may be subject to further action by the Office of Student Conduct, which may include disenrollment of courses. Test results will be available within 24 to 48 hours.

We urge you to take this responsibility seriously. Here are the steps you need to take to avoid any disruption to your fall 2021 semester:


  1. Submit your Self-Certification form with the documentation of your first COVID-19 vaccination dose by Aug. 20.
  2. Get vaccinated. The campus is offering free vaccination clinics. Please refer to the schedule posted online. Free community resources are also available; find a clinic through Or schedule an appointment with your health care provider.
  3. Submit your updated vaccination record documenting your second COVID-19 dose by Sept. 30.

Thank you for doing your part in protecting yourself and your Bulldog family.

For additional information, contact the Student Health and Counseling Center at 559.278.2734. For the latest information and updates, visit the University’s Fall 2021 and COVID-19 website.


Xuanning Fu, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Carolyn V. Coon, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Dean of Students