Immunization Requirements

By State of Illinois law, generally all new students are required to present proof of immunity from:

  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Meningococcal disease (Meningitis A) for students under 22 years beginning in the fall of 2016

The University notifies all new students of the immunization requirement and provides forms and instructions for compliance. Information and forms are also available on the UChicago Student Wellness website.

After the fourth Friday of the first quarter of registration, students who are not yet compliant will have their subsequent registrations restricted and will not have the restriction lifted until they have become compliant with the immunization requirement. Students who receive this notification are urged to send a message to the Immunization Team through the my.WellnessPortal message center to resolve their immunization compliance status. For more information about the State of Illinois immunization law, visit the Illinois General Assembly website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All University of Chicago students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of the first quarter of registration at the University (typically Autumn Quarter). This requirement applies to all students participating in in-person classes, research, or other activities in the U.S. Proof of vaccination through medical records (or vaccine certification card) is required. Further details may be found on the Student Wellness Immunization website.