Meningitis Vaccine Policy

Meningitis Vaccine Policy

(effective October 1, 2013)

State of Texas Legislation mandates that ALL students under the age of 22 enrolling for the first time at the University or returning from leave of absence must submit evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis to the University. Information about the disease is available HERE.  Students must provide evidence that the vaccination was administered at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes and within the last 5 years. Students without this proof of vaccination (as part of the 4 page UD Health Form) will not be permitted to register for classes nor attend classes at the beginning of the term.  Campus residents will not be issued keys nor permitted to move on campus until valid evidence of immunization is submitted.  

Acceptable Evidence of Vaccination includes:

  • The month, day, and year the vaccination was administered, along with the signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel; or
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority; or
  • An official record received from school officials; including a record from another state.

Undergraduate proof of Meningitis Vaccine can be delivered in person, mailed, emailed or faxed to:

University of Dallas
Office of Student Affairs
1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062
972.721.5323 office
972.721.5291 fax
studentaffairs@udallas.edu

Students enrolled in graduate programs should contact the relevant graduate office:
Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts: 972.721.5106
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business: 972.721.5004
Neuhoff School of Ministry: 972-265-5814

Exception:
A student may be exempted provided the following criteria is met and submitted to the Office of Student Affairs or the relevant graduate office prior to the start of classes.

  • An affidavit signed by the student stating that he/she declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. 

Undergraduates must request a Texas State Exemption Form online.  Upon receipt from the state, the original form must be signed and notarized for submission to the university.

Graduate students may download and submit this Affidavit of Exemption from Immunizations Form.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from CDC about Meningitis