New Student Requirements

Welcome to Towson University! To keep our community healthy, every new student is required to comply with the Towson University mandatory immunization requirements. The immunization form must be submitted prior to registering for classes. 


Get to know Student Health Services! Review our slides from orientation to learn more about immunization requirements, services, and opportunities to get involved. 

Complete your immunization requirements by August 15th in three simple steps:

  1. Collect your documents. You will need a copy of your official immunization records. If you are not able to get a form from your primary care provider, download the immunizations form to be filled out by your medical provider.
  2. Sign in to Tiger Health PortalUse your Towson University log-in. 
  3. Enter your immunizations and complete your Tuberculosis Exposure Risk Screening Questionnaire. Click on the Immunization Requirements link at the top of the page to enter the dates of your immunizations. You will also need to upload your official document. After you enter and save your immunizations, return to the home page and complete the Tuberculosis Exposure Risk Screening Questionnaire. 

Documentation of immunization requirement is due by August 15th for fall enrollment and January 25th for spring enrollment. 


What immunizations are required for all students?

Measles-Mumps-Rubella: Two doses given on or after first birthday or documented positive IgG titers to Measles (rubeola), Rubella and Mumps (Attach lab report)

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap): Single dose of Adult Tdap (Adacel or Boostrix) given at ≥ 11 yrs. of age AND after 5/2005 (date of FDA licensure). Pediatric DTaP given <11 yrs. of age or before 5/2005 NOT acceptable. A Td (Tetanus-diphtheria) booster is NOT an acceptable alternative unless there is a documented medical contraindication to Pertussis vaccine. In that case, Td booster within 10 years of start of classes will be accepted.

Additional Mandatory Immunization Requirement for Students Living in On-Campus Housing

Meningococcal (Meningitis) (Conjugate vaccine, Menactra or Menveo) given ≥ 16 yrs. of age. 

Effective 2001, Maryland law requires that an individual enrolled in an institution of higher education who resides in on-campus student housing must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. An individual may be exempt from this requirement if (1) the institution of higher education provides the individual's parent or guaradian if the individual is a minor (under 18 years of age) detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of any vaccine, and (2) the individual or a minor individual's parent or guardian signs a waiver state that the individual or the parent or guardian has received and reviewed the information provided and has choseen that the individual will not be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

Additional Mandatory Requirements for International Students on Visas

You must come to the Health Center upon arrival at Towson University for a TB testing visit. A TB test is required, regardless of prior BCG vaccination. A chest x-ray alone is not acceptable. If you have a TB blood test performed within 6 month of arrival to Towson University, bring this documentation with you. If the blood test was positive, bring the official x-ray film. If you have ever been treated for a positive TB test or active tuberculosis, bring documentation of drugs and duration of treatment. You will not be allowed to remain in classes if you do not complete this requirement.

Additional Mandatory Immunization Requirements (Or Proof of Immunity) for Nursing and Other Health Professional Students

The College of Health Professions and other programs may have additional immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements. Please contact your department directly.