Immunization and Health Insurance


Graduate students are required to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrollment in classes.  Following is the list of required immunizations:

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) - two doses, or proof of immunity
  • Hepatitis B series - three-dose series, or proof of immunity
  • Varicella vaccine - two doses, or proof of immunity
  • Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), in the last 10 years
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (within 6 months), or QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test
  • SARS COVID-19 - two doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (boosters may be required subsequently)

Students living in a University residence hall who are under the age of 24 and have not had a meningococcal vaccine after the age of 16 years are required to have a booster meningococcal vaccine; students over the age of 24 who intend to live in a residential hall on campus are encouraged to speak with their healthcare provider for recommendations regarding this vaccine.

If you have any questions, please direct them to University Health Services at (931) 598-1270.

Immunization records for graduate students must be received by the following deadlines:

  • School of Theology
    • Academic Year programs – July 15
    • Advanced Degrees Program summer session — April 15
  • School of Letters programs summer session – June 1 

Records may be sent by fax to (931) 598-1746 or by email to Copies may be mailed to:

University Health Services
University Wellness Center
The University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383

The University Health Services can provide travel vaccines to students who may travel out of the country.

Health Insurance

All students must have health insurance, and must provide a copy of their health insurance card to the Coordinator of Academic Affairs during orientation and at the beginning of each academic semester.

The School of Theology only offers the plans available to seminarians through Church Medical Trust. If the student's insurance is through other channels, at a minimum, the policy must have coverage for (1) physicians services and (2) hospital services. Insurance must cover required services in the State of Tennessee. Regardless of the source of their health insurance, students will be responsible for medical expenses not covered by their plan.

Students will not be allowed to attend classes without proof of insurance. Failure to maintain health insurance coverage may result in a reduction or forfeiture of financial aid or in academic suspension.

For more information on the available options, please contact