Health Center

The University of Mississippi

Health Requirements and Forms for New Students


• All entrance medical requirements for freshmen are due before registering for orientation.
• International students must have meet all immunization requirements established for domestic students and a chest X-ray (performed at Student Health Services) prior to registration for courses.

Requirements and Forms

Please read the material below, then collect the required information and mail it or fax it to V.B. Harrison Student Health Services prior to registering for orientation.

Mail: V.B. Harrison Student Health Services, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677

Fax: 662-915-5292

1. UM Medical History

2. UM Certificate  of Compliance

3. UM Tuberculosis Screening (International Students)

1. Health History Form

This information gives the V.B. Harrison Student Health Center staff your medical history, enabling us to treat you safely and effectively. The information in your file is electronically secure and completely confidential. It cannot be released without your consent, except as required by law. If you do not complete this form with all required information, it will be returned to you for completion. You must complete and submit this form before you can register for orientation.

2. Certificate of Compliance

Measles, mumps and rubella are serious communicable diseases that can spread in close living or classroom environments. All students, including transfers, must be vaccinated to prevent these outbreaks.

Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella must be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • a physician statement documenting prior infection
  • blood test (serology confirmation of measles, mumps, and rubella immunity)
  • vaccination history of two vaccinations usually MMR (Compliance of Immunization form 121 or certificate of compliance form found on this web site).
  • Individuals born after January 1, 1957, are required to have two doses of measles (rubeola) vaccine given after 12 months of age. Immunizations must be repeated if given at less than 12 months of age, or before January 1, 1968. There must be a minimum time interval of four weeks between the two doses of measles vaccine.
  • Two rubella vaccinations that were administered after 12 months of age, and on or after January 1, 1969.
  • Two mumps vaccinations after the age of 12 months.

Note: These were usually given together as MMR.

Permanent and Temporary Exemptions to this policy can be found at

• Rubella vaccine that was administered after 12 months of age and on or after January 1, 1969.
Note: These were usually given together as MMR.

Permanent and Temporary Exemption to this Policy
DSL HS.100.005

3. Tuberculosis Screening

Screening for Tuberculosis is required for all international students entering the University of Mississippi for the first time. A chest X-Ray and a blood test (interferon gamma release assay, i.e. IGRA) is required prior to registration for courses and must be done in our facility. Chest x-rays and or reports from outside the USA will be not accepted.

International students entering The University of Mississippi for the first time also are required to meet all of the immunization requirements for domestic students. See Certificate of Compliance and proof of immunizations. If you are have not had the required immunizations or are unable to obtain the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella in your country. Contact the Student Health Center or the International office to learn how you can get the immunizations once you arrive on campus.