Eastern Connecticut State University
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Health Entrance Requirements
Full Time Students

Immunizations - Connecticut state law requirements regarding measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), mumps and chickenpox are strictly enforced. Students who do not submit these records will NOT be allowed to register. 

  • All full time students born after December 31, 1956 must provide evidence of immunity against measles, German measles (rubella), and mumps. Students must show proof of two doses of measles, two doses of German measles and two doses of mumps vaccine. 
  • Also, starting in the fall of 2010, CT state law requires that all full time students, born after January 1, 1980, must provide evidence of immunity against chickenpox (varicella) either by showing proof of two doses of the varicella vaccine or documentation from your health care provider stating that you had chickenpox disease.
  • If you are unable to prove that you have had chickenpox or you cannot locate any of your immunization records, you can get a blood test to determine if you are immune to any or all of these diseases.
  • Meningitis vaccination is required only for full time students who live in on-campus housing; however, we recommend it for all incoming students. Additional immunizations are required and/or recommended for full-time students. See the required "form for full time undergraduate students" link below for details.
  • Other required and/or recommended immunizations, including an adult tetanus booster (every ten years) and hepatitis B series, can be found on the "form for full time undergraduates students" link below.

Physical Examination - your health care provider must sign the health form for full time undergraduates (link below) certifying that you have been examined and have no medical conditions that would prohibit you from participating fully in University activities.

Tuberculosis Screening - The Connecticut State University (CSU) System requires ALL incoming students, regardless of age, to complete a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment to provide documentation of TB risk.  This risk assessment, found on the "required form for full time undergraduates" link below, should be reviewed with your health care provider.

Part Time and Graduate Students

Immunizations - Connecticut state law requirements regarding measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), mumps and chickenpox are strictly enforced. Students who do not submit these records will NOT be allowed to register. 

  • All part time and graduate students must submit proof of measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), mumps immunizations as outlined in the full time section above. Please note: If you graduated from a Connecticut high school in 1999 or later, you are exempt from this requirement and DO NOT need to show proof of measles, mumps or G. measles vaccines.
  • Also, starting in the fall of 2010, CT state law requires that all part time and graduate students, born after January 1, 1980, must provide evidence of immunity against chickenpox (varicella) either by showing proof of two doses of the varicella vaccine or documentation from your health care provider stating that you had chickenpox disease.
  • If you are unable to prove that you had chickenpox or you cannot locate any of your immunization records, you can get a blood test to determine if you are immune to any or all of these diseases.
Physical Examination - Unlike full time undergraduate students, part time and graduate students do not need a physical exam or a health care provider's signature certifying that you have been examined.

Tuberculosis Screening - ALL part time and graduate students, regardless of age, must complete a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment which can be found on the required health form for part time students. (See link below.)

Download the required form for Part Time and Graduate Students.

Transfer Students

Transfer students, whether full or part time, must meet the same requirements as other full or part time Eastern students respectively.  However, if you have already completed this process for your previous institution, in most cases, you DO NOT have to repeat it for us.  Instead, we ask that you have the information you submitted to your previous school sent to us.  We will review it and if any of the items we require are missing, we will contact you. Full time transfer students DO NOT have to get another physical examination if you had one for your previous school.  The only exception would be if your health status has significantly changed due to illness or injury since your last exam.  We do ask that full time transfer students still complete first section, the TB portion (#6), consent-to-treat section, and the second page of the CSU Student Health Services Form which should take only about 5-10 minutes.

Online Students
Students who are not attending classes on campus or in person, but instead are taking only online courses, are NOT required to complete the University's health requirements. However, should that change and you enroll in an on-campus class, you must comply with either the full or part time health requirements outlined above, whichever apply.

PLEASE NOTE: A student's CSU Health Form, immunization records and all other medical records are maintained on file at the Student Health Service office for a period of 7 years after the student leaves the University. They are CONFIDENTIAL health records and will NOT be released without written consent of the student.

Any student failing to complete these health requirements will not be allowed to register for classes!