Incoming student requirements
Before beginning their first quarter, all SPU undergraduate students are asked to complete a brief online medical history and consent form and review or submit documentation of COVID-19 and measles immunization histories. A registration hold may result if these requirements are not met. Please allow 3-5 days for records processing before holds are removed. Graduate students are asked to provide documentation of their COVID-19 immunizations only.
Instructions for completing these requirements:
Medical History and Consent Forms
Log into the secure Patient Portal with your SPU credentials (do not share your SPU credentials with anyone as this provides access to your health records). We strongly encourage students to do this for themselves even if parents help to provide immunization records.
Select Forms from the tabs across the top.
Under Administrative - please select and complete the Medical History Form Student and the Consent Form Student. Submit your answers. Any form with a red * is required.
Immunization Documentation for COVID-19 and Measles
SPU requires documentation of completed COVID-19 vaccination series for all students on campus as well as measles immunity documentation for undergraduates. Measles immunity can be documented by 2 doses of MMR after age 1 or a positive antibody titer. Students are able to enter the dates of their vaccines and upload copies of official documentation from their healthcare or vaccine provider or state registry through our secure patient portal.
How to do it:
Go to the Home page of the Patient Portal and select the Immunization tab in the top row. If the required vaccine dates are not already entered, students can manually enter the dates of their MMR and COVID-19 doses under Required Immunizations AND upload a copy of the official documentation from their health care or vaccine provider or state registry under Upload and select Immunization History. Health Services staff will review this documentation and confirm the appropriate vaccine dates.
Students can visit the Washington State immunization registry and sign up to view and print a copy of their immunization records.
SPU Immunization policy allows students to request a medical exemption (PDF) or religious exemption (PDF) from these requirements by completing and uploading one or both of the linked forms along with the supporting documentation as outlined in the form. Upload the completed request form by going to Upload and selecting the waiver type requested from the drop down menu. Students must submit completed exemption request forms to Health Services at least 2 weeks before registration opens for Fall quarter. Incomplete request forms will not be accepted. Students will receive a message through the patient portal confirming the status of their exemption request within 2 weeks. Students who have not submitted official documentation of vaccinations or completed exemption forms will not be able to move onto campus or attend class or campus activities. If approved, this exemption is good for one academic year and must be renewed annually prior to the start of the academic term.
All International SPU Students (graduate and undergraduate) are required to meet the Health Registration requirements above by submitting an online medical history form and documentation for COVID-19 and Measles vaccination. Documentation can be uploaded through the patient portal as described above.
SPU will accept all FDA and WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines. Incoming International SPU travelers who are not able to access an approved vaccine prior to traveling to the US should contact Health Services as soon as possible before arriving on campus to document a plan to obtain vaccine and meet guidelines for travel. Information on temporary, conditional exemptions for International travelers is available here.
Online Only Students
Students who are registering for only online classes and have no plans to be on campus for training, meetings, evaluations or for any other campus activities (including internships off campus) can request a temporary waiver from the immunization requirements. The Online Only waiver form is completed by the student, and reviewed and approved by the faculty or program advisor. This exemption is good for one quarter only and needs to be resubmitted each quarter that the student is registered for classes only online. Students who are in internships (not just online only classes) need to follow up with their faculty or program advisor to review the internship site requirements. This may require additional documentation.
Continuing Professional Education Students
SPU's rules and processes for COVID-19 vaccination are different for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) students compared to undergraduate and graduate students. In general, CPE students only need to submit proof of vaccination or apply for a medical or religious exemption if they are attending classes or activities on campus or if they are participating in a clinical, internship, or similar placement at a location that requires SPU to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of the CPE student. CPE students who are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or apply for a medical or religious exemption will be asked for information as part of their course registration or through direct contact from SPU's School of Education.
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