As we continue to plan for a full in-person experience this fall, we are reaching out to reemphasize Siena College’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement and expectations. 

We initially sent all students an email on June 17 with information regarding uploading their COVID-19 vaccination card to the Student Health Portal to meet the College’s requirement. Many of them have accomplished this task, while others have not yet for various reasons.

The next step is for all students to complete the COVID-19 Questionnaire & Authorization Status Form. 

It is important for all students to complete by August 1, 2021:

  1. COVID-19 Questionnaire - Available in the housing portal for all students
    • To access the housing portal:
      • Saints must log-in to Banner Self Service
      • Select “Personal Information” from the top menu bar
      • Select “My Housing Portal” from the list of options
      • When the housing portal opens, please select “Applications” and then complete the “COVID-19 Questionnaire”
  2. COVID-19 Authorization Status Form - Available for Saints to complete in their Student Health Portal. (Complete by August 1).
  3. Upload their COVID-19 Vaccination Card (if they haven’t yet) to the Student Health Portal. If they're still in the process of completing the vaccination series, they must upload when complete. 

Not Vaccinated Yet?

If your Saint has not yet started their vaccination cycle, it is important to begin the process immediately so they can take full advantage of the Siena experience from the start of the fall semester. If they need help finding a vaccine, please visit the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder Website.


As an added bonus, we’re happy to share that students who complete their COVID-19 Questionnaire, COVID-19 Authorization Status Form, and have uploaded their COVID-19 Vaccination Card to their health portal by August 1st will be entered into drawings for the following prizes:

  • ‘Parking Permit Fee Waiver’ - 2 winners
  • Number 1 housing selection priority number for their class for housing selection!
  • Free ‘Siena College Dog Pound Membership’ for the 2021-22 academic year - 3 winners
  • ‘Siena College Gift Bags’ with Siena swag & apparel - many winners


Michael Papadopoulos
Associate Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students

Adam Casler
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Community Living