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New Students

Requirements

We require that every new full-time student completes the following:

AlcoholEdu

Complete AlcoholEdu, an online educational program, by Wednesday, August 21, 2013 for incoming students in the fall and January 13, 2014. for incoming students in the spring.

Immunizations and Health History (available after May 15 for New Students)

Your immunizations and health history are due by July 1 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester.  If you have not completed your immunization series by these dates, please upload the documents that you do have.  You can upload documents at a later time if you need time to complete an immunization series. You will receive an email by the department's immunization coordinator and/or healthcenter@bentley.edu only if your health documents are incomplete.

1. Make an appointment to see your health care provider as soon as possible as they get booked very quickly.

2. Log onto your MyBentley account and complete the following (all required data entered is submitted to your Electronic Medical Record securely kept in the Center for Health and Wellness):

  1. Medical History (input all medical information) and Emergency Contact Information
  2. Immunization Record - enter your vaccine dates as listed on the Immunization Form or a signed official immunization record from your health care provider is acceptable.
  3. Tuberculosis Risk Questionaire and Evaluation-(you sign questionaire and your medical provider signs evaluation if it is indicated).
  1. Copy of your Insurance Card (International Students on the Bentley Student Health Insurance Plan are not required to do this).
  2. Consent for Treatment Form (if under 18 years of age)
  3. Physical Exam (optional)

Upload signed immunization record, Tb Risk Questionaire and Evaluation (if indicated), Copy of Insurance Card,  Consent for Treatment Form (if under 18 years of age), and physical exam (optional) to MyBentley or Online student health.

 Read the state’s information about meningococcal disease (required). Sign the waiver form and upload to OSH if you choose not to get the meningococcal vaccine.
 

If you prefer forms (keep a copy for your own record) can be mailed or faxed to our office at : 

Bentley University
Center for Health and Wellness
Rhodes Hall
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
Fax: 781.891.3443

If you have questions about the above process, please refer to our vaccine FAQs. If you have further questions, call the center at 781.891.2222. If you are unable to obtain an appointment with your health care provider before July 1, please send all information available at that time and send the rest as soon as possible. You will receive a secure message from the Center for Health and Wellness if any information is incomplete or missing. 

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.

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 five years for freshmen (Class of 2017), sophomores (Class of 2016) and juniors (Class of 2015). For all other students, a Td within the past 10 years is acceptable.

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