Vaccination Policy

Prior to the first semester of enrollment, the university requires all new, full-time undergraduate and graduate students, part-time undergraduate students in a health science program, and all culinary students to submit proof of a complete physical exam conducted within the past year, including documented proof of the following: 

Vaccination Requirements  

  • Two (2) doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine (or titers if applicable)
  • Two (2) or three (3) dose series of hepatitis B vaccine (or titers if applicable)
  • Two (2) doses chicken pox vaccine (or titers if applicable) or proof of physician-diagnosed disease
  • One (1) Tdap dose within the past 10 years (except Charlotte campus, see below)
  • One (1) dose of meningitis vaccine. If you received your first meningitis vaccine prior to age 16, a booster is required. A waiver of the meningitis vaccine requirement is available for students 22 years of age and older (please contact Health Services for further information).
  • A negative tuberculosis test or chest x-ray within the last year is required for entering students who are from highly endemic countries and have been residents of the United States for less than five years. A list of countries where tuberculosis is highly endemic is available upon request from Health Services.

Charlotte Campus Only

  • Any student who is under the age of 18 upon enrollment must also submit proof of the polio vaccine series.
  • Three (3) doses of tetanus-diphtheria vaccine (including at least one Tdap dose within the past 10 years)

Recommended, But Not Required

  • Students should check with their primary care provider as to whether the meningitis type B vaccine is appropriate for them.

  • Hepatitis A vaccine

Failure to satisfy this requirement will result in the placement of a Health Services Hold on the students' account and will prohibit students from entering class or changing their schedule. Visit Health Requirements for additional information and required forms.