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Submit Proof of Physical Exam and Required Immunizations Before January 15

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Submit Proof of Physical Exam and Required Immunizations Before January 15

At the University of New Haven, we value your health and that of our entire campus community.

Before you can begin classes at UNH, you must submit required health information.

It is strongly preferred that you submit your documentation to us by January 15. The absolute deadline is prior to to moving into your residence hall (January 21) for resident students, or prior to the first day of spring semester classes (January 23) for commuter students. 

Due to the busy nature of many physicians' practices, we recommend scheduling a physical examination and (if necessary) immunizations with your doctor as soon as possible.  

According to University policy and Connecticut state law, ALL incoming full-time undergraduate students must provide proof of (required):

  • Physical examination before entering school. The physical must be completed within one year of entering school.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR).  The first dose of MMR must be given after the student's first birthday, and the second dose can be given 30 days or longer after the first dose.  
    • Injection must be after 1/1/69 to be valid. (Injections given before first birthday or prior to 1/1/69 are not valid.)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox). Requires 2 doses, or history of having the disease, or titre showing immunity.
    • Copies of lab results or blood test for measles, mumps, rubella and vericella will be accepted as proof of immunization as well.
  • Tuberculosis testing within the past 12 months.
According to University policy and Connecticut state law, ALL students living in University-sponsored housing must provide proof of (required):
  • One injection of the Meningitis vaccine. If you are planning on living in University sponsored housing, you MUST have received this vaccination and be able to produce valid proof.
According to University policy, ALL athletes, whether living on or off campus, must provide proof of (required):
  • One injection of the Meningitis vaccine.

In addition to the above listed REQUIRED vaccines, we also strongly recommend the following:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine (three dose series)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (two dose series)
  • Gardasil (HPV vaccine) - three dose series
Health Insurance Requirement: All full-time undergraduate students at UNH are charged for UNH health insurance. If you already have health coverage and wish to waive the coverage UNH is offering you, you will be required to submit a waiver confirming you have existing coverage and wish to decline UNH coverage. Full details about this requirement and a link to waive the UNH health insurance are provided in Road Map for New Undergraduate Students (Spring), Step 10.

Note: If you were born prior to January 1, 1957, the vaccine requirement does not apply.  However we ask you to complete the physical exam form, circle your birth date and return it for our records.

Deadline is January 15

DEADLINE: Preferred by January 15. You must submit proof of physical exam and immunizations before moving in or starting classes.

What do I need to do to complete Step 3?
  • Click the orange sign below to open the Health Services website and view the Full-Time Student Immunization and Physical Exam Requirements.
  • Clicking the orange sign below will open the Health Services website in a new window.  
  • Once you have viewed and completed the full-time student immunization and physical exam requirements, return to this page and click the green sign below to continue to Step 4.
Go to Step 2 Click here to view the full-time student immunization and physical exam requirements Go to Step 4
  1. Questions?

    Please note:  All new full-time students must complete the immunization requirements and have a physical exam before moving into University Sponsored Housing or beginning classes.

    If you have a question about the immunization and physical exam requirements or the associated forms, please contact Health Services at 203.932.7079.

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