Following the recommended pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, Rensselaer has received a limited supply of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, both of which are administered in two doses. Vaccinations are now available to all eligible and currently registered Rensselaer students. We strongly recommend that you schedule your appointments as soon as possible.
Scheduling Your Vaccination Appointments
To schedule your two-dose vaccination appointments, visit the Daily Interactions and Activities Log (DIAL) website. Follow the directions to confirm your appointments. Please choose two timeslots that do not conflict with your class or test schedule. If the only timeslots that are available conflict with your coursework, contact your Class Dean or the Dean of the Graduate Experience to help you navigate the situation.
You must schedule two appointments, one appointment for each dose. It is extremely important to adhere to both vaccination appointments. If you receive your first dose at the Rensselaer vaccine clinic, you must receive your second dose at this same location.
Rensselaer will administer the vaccines on the following dates:
Moderna – Two-Dose Vaccine
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
First-Dose Appointments: Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16
Second-Dose Appointments: Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14
On-campus residential students who receive the Moderna vaccine will be eligible for a short extension of their housing agreement.
Pfizer – Two-Dose Vaccine
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
First-Dose Appointments: Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20
Second-Dose Appointments: Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11
During Your On-Campus Vaccination Appointments
Alumni Sports & Recreation Center (AS&RC)
Please be on time for your scheduled appointments. Bring your Rensselaer identification card to check in. The overall process will take approximately 45 minutes, which will include the time necessary to fill out your pre-vaccination application form, administration of the vaccine, and a 15-minute observation period after the vaccine has been administered, depending on your medical history. During your appointment, you will receive a record of your vaccinations and will be asked to retain that record.
After Your On-Campus Vaccination Appointments
After you have been vaccinated, you must continue to follow all of Rensselaer’s community health and safety policies and protocols. As a community, we must continue to protect ourselves and the health, safety, and well-being of others in order to finish the semester strong.