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Required Immunizations

Students must submit a certificate of immunization to the Admissions Office prior to admission to the College. This form is part of the admission requirements.


Students born in 1957 or later must prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella by taking two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations or by providing laboratory evidence of immunity.


Students must have taken a Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) booster within 10 years of acceptance.


Students must prove immunity to varicella (chicken pox). This proof may be established by giving a history of chicken pox or shingles illness to a health care provider with the date of illness or by taking two varicella vaccinations or by providing laboratory evidence of immunity.

Hepatitis B:

Students under the age of 19 years must prove immunity to Hepatitis B. This proof may be established by taking three Hepatitis B vaccines or providing laboratory evidence of immunity.


Students planning to reside in campus housing must receive information regarding meningococcal disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine for first-year college students living in residence halls. If they received it before their 16th birthday, they need a booster dose for maximum protection before going to college Otherwise, students must sign a form that documents that they decline the vaccine.

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to make a copy of their immunization records and keep these records among their important papers.