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Immunization Requirement

Student Affairs

PDF Version: Immunization Policy


  1. Introduction
  2. Roles and Responsibilities
  3. Policy Statement
  4. Policy History

I. Introduction

  1. Authority: Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) ยง 23-54-102, et seq. (2019) authorizes the Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver ("MSU Denver" or "University") to establish rules and regulations to govern and to operate the University and its programs. The MSU Denver Trustees retain authority to approve, to administer, and to interpret policies pertaining to University governance. The MSU Denver Trustees authorize the MSU Denver President to approve, to administer, and to interpret policies pertaining to University operations.

  2. Purpose: This policy requires students to be immunized to enroll in and attend courses at the University in accordance with the State of Colorado's immunization policies.

  3. Scope: This policy applies to MSU Denver students.

II. Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible Executive: Chief Student Affairs Officer

  2. Responsible Administrator: Director of the Health Center at Auraria

  3. Responsible Office: Health Center at Auraria

  4. Policy Contact: Director of the Health Center at Auraria, 303-615-9999

III. Policy Statement

Colorado State law requires any student enrolled for one or more credit hours in higher education to comply with the State's immunization policy. This policy also applies to active military students, graduate students, students taking online only classes and those studying abroad.

The immunization requirement is in place to ensure the health and safety of all constituents on the Auraria campus, and the University is required by State law to enforce this requirement in the interest of public health.

Students must comply with the State of Colorado's Immunization Policy requirements for higher education by submitting documentation of their previous immunizations, specifically providing proof of 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine (measles/mumps/rubella) or proof of having received two doses of measles vaccine, two doses of mumps vaccine and two doses of rubella vaccine. This documentation must be submitted during the first semester of attendance by the immunization deadline to the Auraria Immunizations Office. The summer/fall deadline is October 1 and the spring deadline is March 1.

Students who do not comply with this requirement will not be able to eligible to register for future semesters. Non-compliant students will have an immunization "hold" put on their account if they have not submitted their immunization documentation by the published deadline during their first semester of attendance.

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IV. Policy History

  1. Effective: July 1, 2019

  2. Revised: 2017; 2015; 2012; 2010

  3. Review: This policy will be reviewed every three years or as deemed necessary by University leadership.

  4. Approved By: President

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