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Health Information for Graduate Students

Health Requirements

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 and complete the meningtitis response form.

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.

To download the required Graduate Immunization Form, click here.

To submit your meningitis response form, click here.


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.

Health Insurance

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 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.

Emergency Contact

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.