Prepare for Orientation

There are a few things you will need to do to prepare for orientation and the beginning of your collegiate career. Below is a list of some important steps you need to take before attending orientation:

Health Form and Immunization Requirements

Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization

Proof of two Varicella (chicken pox) immunizations are required for all incoming students. Students must show proof of two vaccinations prior to registering for classes at New Student Orientation. Please note: The two doses must be given at least 30 days apart per CDC guidelines.

Students graduating from a Tennessee high school must provide proof of one vaccination given after graduation OR proof of two vaccinations given at any time.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunizations

Proof of two MMR immunizations is required for all incoming students. Students who did not graduate from a Tennessee high school must show proof of two MMR immunizations.

Skin Test for Tuberculosis

Students who are not United States Citizens and are coming from areas of high tuberculosis transmission are required to have a Tuberculosis Skin Test (Mantoux, also known as PPD) before registering for classes the University of Memphis at New Student Orientation. The test must have been administered in the United States within the past six months. Visit https://www.memphis.edu/health/immunization/tb_skin.php for more information and a list of countries whose students may be excluded from receiving the test.

Hepatitis B and Meningitis Immunization Health History Form

Students who will be under the age of 18 during their orientation session must have the Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. When completing the form, please mark your selection on both sections of the form and have your parent or legal guardian sign both sections of the form.

Student Health Services highly recommends students have both vaccinations. Students living in on-campus residence halls must be immunized against the meningococcal disease. The State of Tennessee requires students under the age of 22 who will be living in a University of Memphis residence hall to be immunized against meningococcal disease on or after their 16th birthday and to provide proof of receiving this immunization before moving into their residence hall.

Return your completed forms and/or immunization records to Student Health Services via the immunization upload system at umwa.memphis.edu/immunizations/ or by mail to:

The University of Memphis, Student Health Services
200 Hudson Health Center, Memphis, TN 38152

It is strongly recommended that you also BRING a copy of your forms and records with you to New Student Orientation.