Immunization and Health Insurance Requirements
The University requires all full-time students to have a health card on file with the health center. Mandatory documentation includes two MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccinations with dates, a tuberculosis skin test with results within the last six months and a tetanus shot within the last 10 years. The meningitis immunization is not required; however, it is strongly recommended. Meningitis information is provided to incoming freshmen during the summer orientation program.
Information regarding religious or medical exemptions to immunizations is available from the health center.
The University requests that all full-time students carry health insurance. Student health insurance may be purchased through the University or the student may rely on his or her own or his or her family's personal insurance policy. The University Health Card is to be completed by all full time freshman. Students must provide health insurance information or check the waiver box indicating the student does not have health insurance.
Information (including waiver cards) regarding student health insurance through the University is mailed to all full-time upperclassmen in the summer. Waiver cards are also provided to all incoming freshmen during summer orientation and are also available in the health center.
If the waiver box is checked stating the student does not currently carry health insurance & does not plan to purchase such insurance, the University cannot assume financial responsibility for any medical expense necessitated by illness. Mandatory documentation includes two MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) vaccination dates, a TB skin test with results within the last six months, and a tetanus shot within the last 10 years. The meningitis immunization is not required; however, it is strongly recommended. Meningitis information is provided to incoming freshmen during the summer orientation program.
Allergy injections are not given in the health center. Students are responsible for identifying a local physician to administer the injections.
The health center can provide students with the names and numbers of local physicians for this service. Students who must give themselves insulin or other medically related injections in their room may receive a "sharps" container from the health center to dispose of used needles. When the container is full, they should return it to the health center in exchange for a new one.