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Matadors Forward

January 21, 2022


Dear Matadors,


We are looking forward to the start of the spring semester, and to February 14 when in-person classes will resume and students return to the classroom. We continue to monitor COVID-19 cases and follow the guidance of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department regarding protocols. Public health officials expect the peak of the current COVID surge to occur in late January, and sharply drop off after that date. If these markers differ from what’s expected, we will adjust any dates as needed.


In the meantime, as we prepare for the start of the spring term, here is information you need to know.


Virtual start of instruction

  • Spring classes begin January 22 and most classes will be held virtually until February 14 when they will begin meeting on campus. Please note that some classes will begin meeting in person prior to February 14. Your instructor or department will contact you if any of your classes will meet in person earlier than February.


Vaccination and booster self-certification required

  • All students who are accessing campus facilities must be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, unless exempted for medical or religious reasons.
  • Separate certification of a booster shot must be provided no later than February 4, 2022, or upon becoming eligible according to CDC guidelines.
  • To provide your booster certification:
    • Login to the myNorthridge Portal
    • Go to the Vaccination Self-Certification pagelet on the Home tab and select the COVID 19 Self-Certification link
    • Complete the form accordingly


Be Prepared: You will also need to input the date(s) of your first vaccination round and any booster, as well as the manufacturer of both.

  • You can schedule a booster appointment by visiting


On-campus safety

  • Before coming to campus, you must complete a daily health screening survey. Come to campus only if cleared to do so.
  • While on campus you must wear an appropriate mask while inside buildings. Medical or procedure masks are preferred. Cloth masks are no longer recommended.



  • Free COVID testing is available on campus.
  • All students with a vaccination exemption must test each week when on campus.
  • Also, to minimize viral spread, all students are encouraged to take a COVID test before attending their first on-campus class.


Please regularly visit the MATADORS FORWARD website for the latest guidance and information, including updated student FAQs. Should you have any questions about vaccinations, boosters or testing you may contact the Student Heath Center at (818) 677-3666.


Best wishes,


Mary Beth Walker, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Colin Donahue, Vice President for Administration and Finance & CFO