New, transfer students: Got your shots?
College students are required by state law to have certain immunizations before coming to school. Proof of immunization must be submitted online before the end of the Add/Drop period. Here's how...
Important: student health insurance
By law, Massachusetts college students must have health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled into the school-sponsored plan and charged on the semester tuition bill. Those with comparable coverage may be eligible to waive the plan and charges; the deadline is the end of the Add/Drop period. Learn what you need and review your options now.
Get vaccinated against meningitis
UMass and the Five Colleges remain in an "outbreak" status following three confirmed cases of meningococcal B between October, 2017 and February, 2018. According to state and federal health officials, this designation extends for one year after the last case was diagnosed.
It remains vitally important that UMass students continue getting vaccinated against meningitis B. Vaccinations with the two-shot Bexsero series or three-dose Trumemba series are always available at UHS; call (413) 577-5101 for an appointment. Bexsero will also be available at UHS flu clinics this fall – check back soon for dates and details.
For more information, go to www.umass.edu/meningitis. If you have questions, call the UHS Triage Advice Nurse, (413) 577-5229.