Immunizations and Health Requirements

Immunization Requirements

State of Colorado and University of Denver Immunization Requirements

Colorado State Law and University of Denver policy requires all students to receive two (2) doses of vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and a review of information regarding Meningococcal disease (meningitis) prior to registration. Additionally, all first year undergraduates and students living in DU Housing must show proof the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination given within the past five (5) years.

If proof of immunity and acknowledgement of meningitis information (or proof of vaccination for incoming class) is not submitted to the University of Denver Health & Counseling Center, you will not be registered for classes. Immunization record information must be submitted to the DU Health and Counseling Center by your program's registration date.

(Colorado Revised Statuses §25-4-901 to 909)

Students will NOT be able to register for Fall Term classes without providing this information.

In the event of an MMR or meningitis outbreak on campus, those students for whom an exemption has been submitted will be withdrawn from classes by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) until the outbreak is contained (this can take six to eight weeks).  Those students who have exempted out of the requirements will not be entitled to a refund of tuition or a tuition credit for any missed time.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Note
The HCC/DU recognizes that mandatory vaccination requirements may place undue burden on communities of color and those with trauma related to historical and contemporary experiences with medical care. We are relying on your compliance as we work to keep our communities safe. We have made efforts to remove barriers to care such as cost and access and follow the most rigorous scientific evidence available when providing and recommending healthcare to students. The premium is included on the tuition bill and is split into two coverage periods, fall and spring when students are enrolled in one (1) or more credit hours per quarter or semester.

Note: University College students are exempt from this requirement.

Health Insurance Requirements

Student Health Insurance is a mandatory requirement at the University of Denver.  If a student is covered by other insurance that complies with the Affordable Care Act requirement, in that can be waived. Refer to the Adequate Health Insurance Coverage information.

While the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is open to all students, the HCC is not a Medicaid/Medicare provider. We encourage students to purchase the Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) in order to receive discounted services but the student is responsible for the remaining amounts as we do not bill insurance companies which includes Medicaid/Medicare. If a student is covered by Medicaid/Medicare, it is the patient’s responsibility to seek a Medicaid/Medicare provider to ensure coverage for services.

Please consider the many benefits of participating before waiving, especially if the student plans on enrolling in the Health and Counseling Fee. HCC Coverage Options

The Student Health Insurance Premium is assessed to students registered in most academic units on campus (excluding University College and programs including the Graduate Tax, Executive MBA and Continuous Enrollment for all programs). The premium is included on the tuition bill and is split into two coverage periods, fall and spring when students are enrolled in one (1) or more credit hours per quarter or semester.

*DU students enrolled in a completely online program are not eligible for HCC services or to enroll in the DU Student Health Insurance Plan.

Please note: The DU HCC is the primary care provider for the DU SHIP.