At the time of registration all students born after 1956 must show proof of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunizations. Immunization against Tetanus-diphtheria is required of all students regardless of age. In addition, all first time freshmen must furnish proof of immunization against meningitis beginning Fall 2006. Failure to show documentation will necessitate a waiver being signed with the restrictions as described below.
In compliance with state law, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has adopted an immunization policy to protect the students, faculty, and staff from outbreaks of measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and meningitis. The policy applies to all students if they are enrolling for the first time at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University or if they are returning after an absence of one semester or more.
Students will not be allowed to complete registration unless they have furnished proof that they have satisfied the immunization requirement. That requirement can be met either by furnishing proof of immunity or by signing a waiver claiming exemption from the immunization policy. These options are described below.
Your proof of immunizations must be a signed record from a physician, public health clinic, or other health care provider giving:
A copy of a “shot” record provided by a clinic or health care provider is satisfactory.
You may claim exemption for medical, personal, or religious reasons. If you have a medical reason for not being immunized, you must submit evidence from your physician and the requirement will be waived. You may also claim exemption from the immunization requirement for personal or religious reasons. If you are not 18 years of age, a request for exemption must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Persons who sign a waiver will be permitted to complete the registration process. If you claim exemption from the immunization requirement for medical, personal, or religious reasons, the University will require you to leave the campus and will exclude you from class in the event of an outbreak of measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, tetanus, or diphtheria. You will not be permitted back on campus or in class until the outbreak is over or until you submit proof of adequate immunization.
Please see the Student Health page of the University website for Frequently Asked Questions about immunization compliance.