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New Students

Requirements

Welcome to Bentley and the Center for Health and Wellness. We require that every new full-time student complete the following:

AlcoholEdu & Haven 

Complete both the AlcoholEdu and Haven courses by  August 19th, 2016 for incoming students in the fall and January 13th 2017 for incoming students in the spring. The courses become available in Late July/Early August for fall admits and are accessed through the myBentley portal. Students will be notified via email when the course become available. 

Immunizations and Health History

The Bentley Center for Health and Wellness and the state of Massachusetts require the following health information to be submitted via our secure Online Health Student Portal no later than July 1 for Fall enrollment and January 15 for January enrollment. Please follow the instructions below. You will not be allowed to move into housing or begin classes until you have submitted the required information. 

 

  1. Log into the Online Health Student Portal to download the following forms which MUST be signed by your health care provider
    1. Bentley Immunization record (official Immunization record from school or health care provider is also acceptable)
    2. TB/Tuberculosis screening form
    3. Physical Examination form (recommended)

 

  1. Log into the Online Health Student Portal  to input the following information
    1. Health History (located in the forms section)
    2. Your vaccine dates from the signed Immunization Form

 

  1. Upload Completed and SIgned Documents to the Online Health Student Portal
    1. Immunization record
    2. TB/Tuberculosis screening form
    3. Physical Examination form (recommended)
    4. Meningitis waiver form if you are waiving the vaccine
    5. Consent To Treat form if under 18 years


Please check your Bentley email for communication from the Center for Health and Wellness from healthcenter@bentley.edu.  You will be contacted ONLY if any information is incomplete or missing. Therefore no news, is good news. If you have further questions, call the center at 781.891.2222. 

 

Required Immunizations

Massachusetts college immunization laws require all full-time undergraduate students (12 or more credits) and full-time graduate students (9 or more credits) to have the following immunizations on file at the university. Students who are not in compliance will not be allowed to move into on-campus housing and attend classes. 

In addition to those listed below, we also recommend the following vaccines: Gardasil or Cervarix, and Hepatitis A. Information and recommendations regarding the new Meningitis B Vaccine can be found at this CDC website. For more information, click here for a downloadable PDF with recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Vaccine

Requirements

Hepatitis B

Three doses or documentation of a positive antibody titer (HHsAB)

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

Two doses of the combined vaccine. The first dose should have been given after your first birthday. If the vaccine dates are not available, a blood test to determine immunity is acceptable. You will need the combined vaccines if there is no immunity. Histories of measles, mumps and rubella are not acceptable.

Meningococcal/meningitis (Menomune, Menactra, Menveo)

Required only if living in on-campus housing. One dose within last five years, or a signed Commonwealth of Massachusetts waiver.

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (TdaP)

One dose within the last ten years.

Tuberculosis

All students must complete the Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire. If found to be at high risk, a health care provider must complete the Medical Evaluation for Latent Tuberculosis.

Varicella (chickenpox)

Two doses given at least one month apart, OR documentation of a positive antibody titer, OR documentation of a reliable history of varicella disease verified by a healthcare provider