Health Information for Graduate Students
New York State Immunization Requirements
All graduate students, registered for 6 or more credits, are required by New York State to submit proof of vaccination for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal disease. These requirements apply to all graduate students including those enrolled in on line programs that have a residency requirement or have a “modified on line format”.
Immunization records must be submitted to Student Health before starting classes. Students who do not comply will have their current semester registration cancelled. Graduate students who reside on campus will be required to vacate college housing. These actions are required by New York State Laws and are strictly enforced at Canisius.
To download the required Graduate Immunization Form, click here.
To submit your meningitis response form, click here.
Deadline for Submission of Information
Deadline for submission of all immunization records is 30 days after the start of the semester. Students who do not comply will have their current semester registration cancelled preventing completion of coursework. Graduate students who reside on campus will be required to vacate college housing. These actions are required by New York State Laws.
Canisius College recommends that all graduate students have health insurance.
To read about the plan offered by Canisius, click here.
Student Health Services
Student Health services are available to all graduate students currently enrolled and attending classes, both full time and part time. Services are offered regardless of age, sex, race, disability, religion, health insurance, ability to pay, national origin, veterans status, marital status or sexual identity.
Graduate students seeking care in Student Health are required to submit a medical history and consent to treat form. This form is available on myCanisusHealth or in Student Health.
To view available services click here.
All graduate students are strongly encouraged to provide the college with an emergency contact.
In the event of a life threatening emergency, Student Health or another college official will notify your contact. Provide your emergency contact information to the registrar’s office before your first day on campus.