New Student Requirements

Arrive on campus immunized, healthy, and ready to learn.

Welcome Letter

Once you’ve been accepted to Notre Dame and have received your NDID, please submit information about your 1) health history and 2) health insurance (if required).                                     

  1. Print and complete a University of Notre Dame Immunization Form and log into your patient portal to upload it.
  2. Enter your vaccine history and complete the online forms (Immunization Form, New Student Requirement Form, Communication Preference Form, Emergency Contact Form, and Under Age 18 Consent to Treat Form if it applies) between Friday, Dec. 1 and Friday, March 1.
    • Failure to meet the immunization requirements may result in a delay in registration for the Summer 2024/Fall 2024 semester and all subsequent semesters at the University of Notre Dame.
  3. Submit all completed health forms online by Friday, March 1 for Summer/Fall 2024 classes.
  4. Mandatory Insurance for Graduate, Professional, and all International Notre Dame students ONLY.  (This does not apply to Domestic undergraduates and you do not have to apply for a waiver.)
    • You are required to have health insurance coverage that meets University criteria.
      • Therefore, you are automatically enrolled in, and charged for the University sponsored health insurance plan.
      • However, if you have health insurance that meets University criteria, you may waive out of the University sponsored health insurance plan.
      • For the 2023-24 academic year, the insurance plan will go into effect on January 1 for NEW SPRING students.  If you need it sooner, email insurancequestions@nd.edu.
    • You must use the enrollment/waiver application process if you want to waive the plan. 
      • Spring Students complete this process between January 1 and February 15 AND you will get an email when the site is ready.
      • Fall Students complete this process between July 20 and September 15 AND you will get an email when the site is ready.
      • Summer Students complete the waiver between May 15 and June 15 AND you will get an email when the site is ready.
    • If you fail to complete this process by the deadline, or if your insurance plan doesn’t meet University criteria, you will remain enrolled in - and charged for - the University sponsored health insurance plan.
    • If you have dependents, they are eligible to use the ND Wellness Center.  You need to complete the eligibility Wellness Center Form form and submit to your department. 
  5. The University of Notre Dame no longer requires undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine as a condition for enrollment. Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University continues to strongly encourage all members of the campus community to receive the primary vaccination series and the most updated booster dose.

Instructions on How to Apply for a Waiver
 

Failure to meet the immunization requirements may result in a delay in registration for the next semester.

Immunization Costs at UHS