Almost all SMLR students are required by Rutgers University to get a COVID-19 vaccine and upload proof of vaccination. Some students may have special issues related to this requirement. Please look below to find the right place to get help and learn how to upload proof of your vaccination. 

  • Vaccination is not required, but is encouraged for graduate students enrolled in the Online Professional Masters in Human Resource Management or Online Professional Masters in Labor & Employment Relations programs.
  • For all other students (i.e., MHRM and MLER students not enrolled in one of SMLR's Online Professional programs, all undergraduate students, all PhD students), even if you are taking all online courses, you DO need to be vaccinated unless you receive an official exemption from Rutgers because you will be in a foreign country during the Fall 2021 semester, have a medical or religious exemption, or have a related accommodation. 
  • We cannot promise to register you for all online courses, but we do want you as a SMLR student to be able to continue your academic progress and will take special situations into account to the fullest extent possible. Please do not contact individual faculty members as they will not be able to resolve these special issues – use the request form below so that we can assist you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you are a SMLR student and do not find what you need, please refer to the contact information for SMLR student advisors below.


What Information Do You Need?

Rutgers COVID-19 Instructions & Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions for students, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found on the Rutgers University COVID Vaccine information page.

Instructions for International Students

Instructions and information for international students is available through the Rutgers Global International Student & Scholar Services page. For questions about the vaccination requirement for international students, you can also email

How to Request a COVID-19 Vaccine Waiver

The COVID-19 vaccine waiver form is available on the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A Rutgers NetID and password are required to enter the site.

If you have issues gaining access to the site, please e-mail

How to Upload My COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation

To upload your COVID-19 vaccine information and a copy of your vaccine card, access the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A Rutgers NetID and password are required.

If you have issues gaining access to the site, please e-mail

How to Contact Rutgers Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services provides reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Visit the website to learn about support services offered to students. 

I Don't See What I Need - How Do I Contact a SMLR Student Advisor?

Contact the SMLR Student Advisors below for additional assistance:

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs