Student Handbook

6.04 College and State Immunization Policy

Prior to school entry for those attending in-person, two valid doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine are required for students born on or after January 1, 1957. Students who are physically attending college or university classes must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella diseases. This requirement does not apply to students taking college or university classes which are: offered off-campus; offered to nontraditional adult students as defined by the governing board of the institution; offered at colleges or universities which do not have residence hall facilities, or through a school whose normal course of student instruction is delivered online only.

Colorado law, Section 23-5-128, C.R.S., requires all public or nonpublic postsecondary institutions in Colorado to provide information concerning meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccine to each new college or university student residing in student housing, or to the college or university student’s parent or legal guardian if the student is under 18 years of age. “New student” means any incoming freshman residing in student housing as defined by the institution, or any student the institution requires to complete and return a standard immunization record indicating the vaccines received by the student, as a requirement for residing in student housing. 

All new college or university students residing in student housing are required to review information concerning meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccine. The two ways to meet the meningococcal requirement are documentation of a meningococcal ACWY vaccine within the last five years or signing the Meningococcal Disease information and vaccine waiver. If the new student is under the age of 18 years, the student’s parent or guardian must be provided with this information.