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Understanding Vaccines.

If you have any questions regarding immunizations, you can contact Student Health Service by phone at 701-231-7331 or email

Please note this email account is ONLY for immunization questions. If you have a concern regarding a health condition, please call 701-231-7331 and ask to speak to a nurse. 

Immunization Requirements:

North Dakota State University requires the following immunizations for all enrolled students. 

Documentation is due August 1 for Fall Semester, January 1 for Spring Semester and May 1 for Summer Semester. 

Immunization Documentation Form

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - MMR Information (CDC link)

  • 2 doses are required starting after age 1
  • Must have at least 28 days between dose 1 and dose 2
  • Can be given as separate or combined vaccine
  • Will accept titer results as an acceptable form of documentation if test proves immunity. (A titer is a blood draw that tests for immunity in the blood)

Meningitis (Meningococcal) - Meningitis Information (CDC link)

  • All students 21 years of age and younger must provide documentation of vaccination of Meningitis
  • Vaccination must be AFTER age 16

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing Requirements:

All Students:

  • Any student who has lived in or traveled to a country for more than 30 days where there is a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) should contact Student Health Service and ask to speak to a nurse to determine if TB screening is necessary.

International Students:

  • All International Students must schedule an appointment at Student Health Service for an International Screening appointment. A nurse will determine if TB testing is necessary.
  • This screening appointment must be scheduled prior to or within one week of arrival at NDSU.
  • Immunizations will be accepted from other countries only if they are translated in English, however, TB testing will not be accepted. 
  • DO NOT have any immunizations given 30 days prior to your arrival at NDSU. 
  • See International Student and Study Abroad Services website for more information on orientation. 

Submit Your Records:

All documentation must contain the student's name, date of birth and student ID number. Records must have a health care provider's signature or have the facilities heading in order to be accepted. Records may be submitted through the following:

Upload to the Student Health Portal

  • Log-in to the Student Health Portal by using your NDSU electronic ID (example: Blackboard)
  • One you are logged in, click on the upload tab. There will be further instructions on this page on how to upload your records.


  • Fax records to 701-231-6132

Resources for Finding Immunization Records:

These are a few resources that students may use to locate copies of immunizations. You may also use the Immunization Documentation Form, but it must be signed by a health care provider. 

Specific dates for each immunization must be printed on the document in order for it to be accepted

Other Available Immunizations:

See below menu items:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7331/ Fax: (701) 231-6132
Campus address: Wallman Wellness Center 102
Physical/delivery address: 18th Street and Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5150/ PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:15:28 AM