Health Information for Graduate Students
New York State Immunization Requirements
All graduate students, born on or after Janaury 1, 1957, and registered for 6 or more credits, are required by New York State to submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, within 30 days of starting their first semester at Canisius.
Graduate students who are taking 6 credits in one semester but they are a combination of on line and on campuses are required to comply.
Graduate students enrolled in on line programs with a residency requirement or “modified on line” format must comply during the first semester registered at the college.
All graduate students, registered for 6 or more credits, regardless of date of birth, are required to read information about meningitis and submit proof of vaccination or a signed refusal of vaccination.
Click here to download the required Graduate Immunization Form.
Click here to submit your meningitis for now.
Emergency Contact Information
All graduate students are strongly encouraged to provide Student Health emergency contact information. In the event of a life threatening emergency, Student Health or another college official will notify your contact. Emergency contact information is requested on the immunization form.
Deadline for Submission of Information
Graduate students have thirty days after the start of their first class at Canisius to comply. Students who do not comply will have their current semester registration cancelled preventing completion of current semester coursework. In addition, the student will have a registration hold placed preventing any future registration with the college. Graduate students residing in college housing will be required to leave housing for non compliance. These actions are required by New York State Public Health Laws. Read detailed information about immunization requirements and compliance options.
Canisius College recommends that all graduate students have health insurance.
International and Canadian graduate students are required to purchase the student accident and sickness plans.
Students, who are citizens of the United States, will be able to purchase student accident and sickness plans for the 2013-2014 academic year only. In the fall of 2014, students should purchase their health insurance plan using the state insurance exchanges.
Student Health Services
Student Health services are available to all currently registered graduate students, both full time and part-time. Services are offered regardless of age, sex, race, disability, religion, health insurance status, ability to pay, national origin, veteran status, marital status or sexual identity.
Graduate students are required to submit a medical history and consent to treat form prior to first visit in Student Health. This form can be found at myCanisiusHealth.
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.