Immunization and Health Requirements

Fall 2023 Health Requirements are Due by Thursday, June 1, 2023*.

*If accepted after Thursday, June 1, 2023, your requirements are due 4 weeks from the date of acceptance.

  • Proof of immunization is required for all new/transfer students. 
  • The health and counseling office will obtain your immunization records from the NYS Database.
    • If your records are missing or incomplete, we will contact you for more information.
  • Students not from NYS or from a different country will need to upload their immunization records to the Student Health Services Portal under Medical Clearances.
  • Students who do not meet the New York State Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis Immunization requirements within 30 days of the start of their semester will be dropped from their classes for non-compliance.

Immunization Requirements

These requirements apply to students taking 6 or more credits per semester.

  • **MMR: often given as 2 MMR immunizations in childhood. TWO doses of live measles vaccine were given after 1967; the first dose was given after 12 months of age; the second dose was given at least 28 days after the first dose or a blood test showing immunity.
  • Meningitis/Meningococcal: 1 ACWY within the last five (5) years from the start of the semester date (may appear on your records as Menactra, Menveo, or MenQuadfi) OR Meningitis B  two or three-dose series at any time (may appear on your records as Bexsero or Trumenba) OR  Complete the online waiver form. To decline the meningitis immunization, visit the Student Health Services Portal
    • Waiver: Go to the Medical Clearances tab and scroll to the bottom of the page to complete the online Meningococcal Waiver. Students may receive the vaccine at any time in the future through their healthcare provider or at a local pharmacy. 
  • The State University of New York Chancellor John B. King, Jr. today announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be mandatory for students to attend SUNY’s 64 campuses. However, SUNY Geneseo is still required to obtain and report the number of students that are COVID vaccinated and therefore we will still be gathering COVID vaccine data. 

**MMR Exemptions

New York state law allows a student to request a waiver from a vaccination that is normally required by law if that student, or the parent(s) or guardian(s) of students who are younger than 18 years old, hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs that are contrary to the practice of immunization, or if there is a medical reason to avoid vaccination. Please note, in the event of an outbreak, medical or religiously exempt students may be asked to leave the SUNY Geneseo campus for their safety. Once a form is completed, they are to be emailed or faxed to or 585-245-5744. 

  • Medical Exemption forms must be completed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or licensed midwife (for a pregnant student), that is caring for the student. This is to certify that the student has a health condition that prevents receiving the MMR vaccine.  
  • Religious Exemption forms are to be completed if that student, or the student's parent(s) of those less than 18 years old, holds genuine beliefs which are contrary to the practice of immunization. Requests for religious exemption are to be submitted with a written statement from the student, or parent/guardian (if under 18).  

Other Entrance Requirements

These requirements must be completed/uploaded BEFORE arrival.

  • Recent Physical Uploaded:
    • If you are ineligible to obtain a recent physical by June 1, due to your insurance, please submit your most recent physical. Once you obtain a the new physical, please upload it immediately to your health portal. 
    • A visit summary from your providers' health portal, will NOT be accepted as a proper physical form.
    • A valid physical MUST have all items listed below to be valid:
      1. the student's name
      2. date of physical
      3. signature of the provider, electronic signature, or signature and stamp.
      4. must show the provider's information
      5. a statement that the student is healthy to attend college and or play collegiate sports 
    • First-year students: within the last 12 months from the start of classes.
    • Transfer students: within the last 24 months from the start of classes.
    • Varsity athletes: within 6 months of the start of your sport.
    • You may upload a copy of your recent physical completed on your provider's form but it MUST have all criteria outlined above including the statement that you are healthy to attend college.
    • or you may download our physical form for your provider to complete.
  • Consent for Treatment Online Form: Read and acknowledge the online Consent for Treatment, which explains our privacy policies and consent for treatment. This is located on your health portal under medical clearances. ​​​If you are 17 after you arrive on campus, your parents/guardians must print and complete the Minor Consent Form located within the Upload/Download forms.
  • Health History Online Form: Here you will enter your allergies, medications, personal health history as well as family history. 
  • TB Screening (online questionnaire): For information go to Tuberculosis Disease (TB)
  • Insurance Information (online form): You MUST contact your insurance company BEFORE arriving to verify that our lab, Quest-Pittsburgh 875 Greentree Road, Bldg. 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, is in your insurance network and whether or not you are required to obtain prior authorization for labs. 
    • You will be responsible for any charges your health insurance does not cover. If they are not in your network, labs can be billed to your student account for payment. 


For information regarding student-athlete requirements, please go to their Student-Athlete Medical Forms site.