The State of Colorado Immunization law (C.R.S. 25-4-901) requires all students to submit proof of immunizations. Students must submit records prior to registering for classes at UNC. Please see below for specific immunization requirements.
If you do not have a copy of your immunization record your provider can use the form below to fill out the dates of your vaccines (this form is not required if you have other documents showing proof of vaccination).
If you wish to file an Exemption from immunizations, there are two ways to do this:
Option #1. A "Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption" can be downloaded from CDPHE Vaccine Exemption page. The document should be completed by the student (If under 18 by the parent) and signed by their immunizing health care provider. This signed document is then uploaded into your Admissions portal. Your exemption must be signed by a provider licensed in Colorado.
Option #2.Review the Online Immunization Education Module, accessed on the Vaccine Exemption page. The online education module is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
At the completion of the module, you will be able to complete a form to obtain a certificate of nonmedical exemption. The Certificate will populate the name, date and time that this process was completed and will not require a signature from an immunizing health care provider. When complete, upload into your Admissions portal.
To access the Vaccine Exemption page, please go to www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption
Please note: If you file exemption from the required immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella and
meningitis) and there is an outbreak of any of these vaccine preventable diseases
on campus, you may be subject to exclusion from campus and classes for at least 21
days after the last known case. In addition tuition may not be refunded, and if you
are living in student housing you will be required to find alternate housing at your
*International students and Graduate students may upload their immunization records by logging into the Admissions Portal.
If your provider does not have a copy of your immunization record we recommend calling your high school or previous universities (if you are a transfer or graduate student) to see if they may still have a copy of your record on file. If you cannot locate records, please call our office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Note: To check if your record has been entered and your registration hold has been lifted, log into Ursa, choose the student tab and then registration status. Check this link every semester prior to your scheduled registration date for any outstanding requirements. We will do our best to get your record entered as soon as possible.
Any student living on campus, must provide an immunization record showing proof of of a meningitis vaccine that covers ACWY within the last 3 years. This includes any student taking classes on-line or through Extended Campus if they are also living on campus. To live in student housing, you must meet the immunization requirements. (The ACWY meningitis vaccine is only required if living on campus, however it is highly recommended by the CDC for all college students. See below for additional information regarding both types of meningitis vaccines).
COVID VACCINE OR EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS:
ALL COVID vaccination documents must be submitted through UNC's OnBase Secure Student Portal. ALL new, incoming students will see a COVID hold on their student account when they log in to URSA. To remove this hold, upload your COVID vaccine documentation into the OnBase Secure Student Portal. Our health services staff will review the documents that are submitted in OnBase.
- If the documents submitted meet the requirements, you will receive an automated email in your Bearmail account stating your COVID submission has been approved. It will also be marked as approved in Ursa, and your hold will automatically be removed.
- If the documents submitted do not meet the requirements, you will receive an email in your Bearmail account explaining why it was rejected, and the hold will remain on your account until it is corrected and resubmitted.
Students and staff who received COVID vaccines in Colorado are able to access their Covid-19 card if they have been recorded in the Colorado Immunization Registry. Please see this guidance on How to Use the Public Portal to Retrieve Your Immunization Record for more step-by-step instructions. If you need assistance obtaining your immunization records, please email email@example.com.
All MMR documents must be kept separate from COVID documents. MMR’s are mandated by state, and records inspected by the state. If you have MMR immunization questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All MMR records should be uploaded through your student admissions portal.
Here's what you need to register:
All Students: University students born after January 1, 1957 must show proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccines, the first administered no earlier than 4 days prior to the first birthday, and the second at least 28 calendar days after the first dose. This requirement applies to all students (undergraduate, graduate, and extended studies).
All students living on campus: In addition to the 2 MMR vaccines required for all students, those living on campus must have a Meningitis (type ACWY) vaccine given within the last three years (you may decline the meningitis vaccine but may be subject to exclusion from campus in the event of an outbreak).
Clinical Nursing Students and Clinical Athletic Training Students: 2 MMR vaccines, 3 Hepatitis B vaccines or a positive titer, 2 Varicella vaccines or a positive titer, TDAP within the last 10 years, and a recent TB test.
Registering for classes
Students are required to submit records prior to meeting with an advisor and registering for classes. There is a hold automatically placed on your account that will prevent class registration. Please upload your immunization records into your admissions portal along with your other required documents.
Please note: If you are living on campus, you are required to have a current Meningitis vaccine within the last three years. If you have not had this vaccine within the last three years, we offer FREE Meningitis vaccines at the Student Health Center. Documentation of this vaccine will need to be submitted prior to move-in-week in August.
Free Meningitis Vaccine @ Student Health Center!
Many thanks to Sierra's Race Against Meningitis for providing this life-saving vaccine to our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities. For more information or to donate go to Sierra's Race Against Meningitis.
Meningitis Vaccine Information
Meningococcal Meningitis can cause serious illness or even death in as little as 24 hours and is highly contagious. College student are at highest risk for contracting Meningitis. Immunization can reduce your risk. Additional information about this disease is available online at the CDC website. Contact your physician to make sure you are fully vaccinated and protected.
The State of Colorado requires a Meningitis vaccine given within the last 3-5 years, for all students living in student housing. For all other University students the Meningitis vaccine is highly recommended. The required vaccine covers strains ACWY. In addition to the required vaccine, we highly recommend having the Meningitis B vaccine series as well. For more information regarding school requirements and recommendations please call the Immunizations Office at 970-351-1919 or email email@example.com.
If you are a freshman living in student housing, you must acknowledge that you have received the vaccine. If you have elected not to have the vaccine, you must still read and acknowledge that you understand the risks of non-vaccination when you complete your housing contract.
The CDC and The American College Health Association recommend a Meningitis booster for all college students if it has been three or more years since your last dose.
Recommended Vaccines for College Students
The American College Health Association, the Center for Disease Control, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have developed a list of recommended vaccines for all college student. To see which vaccines are recommended for you see ACHA Recommended Vaccines for College Students.
How to submit your MMR and other vaccine records:
Please upload your immunization records into your admissions portal https://admissions.unco.edu/account/login
To see if your record has been processed, log into URSA, choose the Student tab and check your "registration status." This will show if you still have an immunization hold. If not, your record has been processed.
To submit your COVID -19 vaccine documentation or exemption go to:
Contact the Immunizations Office