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Vaccination Information

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Durham College launches #DCProud To Be Vaccinated campaign

Durham College (DC) is proud to support our community in their efforts to end the pandemic. With hope on the horizon, we’re coming together to beat COVID-19 and get back to doing the things we love to do.

Just as we’ve been in this together since the beginning, we can all be part of the solution to end the pandemic. We encourage all members of our campus community to make informed COVID-19 vaccine choices.

Are you #DCProud to be vaccinated? We want to hear from you about the DC moments you’re looking forward to experiencing again - like chatting with a classmate or colleague in the hall, cheering on our Durham Lords during the Campus Cup, or grabbing a bite to eat at Bistro ’67.

Join the conversation on social media!

  • Post one of the social media templates below, or make your own!
  • Share the DC moments you’re excited to get back to.
  • Use the hashtag #DCProud

#DCPROUD to be Vaccinated


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Social Media Graphics

Social Media Graphics

Seeing Friends in the Pit

Crossing the Stage

Seeing Each Other Smile

The Bus Loop

Leveling Up

Cheering on our Durham Lords

Playing Ball

Great Food & Conversations

Studying Abroad

A Little Pampering

Let's Get Back to Campus v1

Let's Get Back to Campus v2

#DCPROUD to be Vaccinated



Am I required to be vaccinated to come to campus?

Students and employees, with the exception of those staying in residence, are not required to be vaccinated.

Students living in residence are asked to receive a vaccination prior to moving in. See more information below.

Do I need to be vaccinated to live in residence?

Yes, vaccinations are required for students living in an on-campus residence. Two weeks prior to arrival you’ll be asked to provide proof that:

  • You’ve received your first dose of a World Health Organization approved vaccine:
    • Pfizer
    • Moderna
    • AstraZeneca
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Sinopharm
    • Sinovac
  • A second dose is scheduled.
What if I can’t get vaccinated prior to my move-in date?

If you are concerned that you may not be able to get your first dose prior to moving in, please contact the Residence office for assistance.

For information on how to get vaccinated, see How do I get vaccinated?

Why is vaccination a requirement for residence students?

Data continues to indicate that as the percentage of vaccinated individuals increases, COVID-19 case counts decrease. Durham College (DC) recognizes that increased vaccination rates play an important role in re-establishing a sense of normalcy and reducing on-campus transmission, while keeping our community safe. DC and its campus partner Ontario Tech University, with the endorsement of Durham Region Public Health, have made vaccination against COVID-19 a condition of residence occupancy.

How do I get vaccinated?

You can book your vaccination through the Province of Ontario’s booking site.

Additionally, the Region of Durham has a number of mass vaccination clinics, including one at the university’s Campus Ice Centre. For more information, visit the region’s COVID-19 website.

What other measures will students need to follow on campus?

We’re committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to implement measures as outlined by the Durham Region Health Department.

Specific details around vaccination requirements and guidelines for residence students will be shared directly with students when they receive their official on-campus residence acceptance. For more information about the university’s response to COVID-19 such as cleaning protocols, safety measures and more, visit the Coming to Campus tab.