For New Students

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Health Forms, Immunizations and Insurance

Health Background and Immunization Form Requirement

As required by the State of New York, UB requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). All students must also receive information about meningococcal disease and make an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease. UB students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.

If you decide to attend UB, you must complete and submit the Health Background & Immunization Forms, and fulfill the immunization and meningitis information requirements before you can register for classes. If you arrive on campus without having met the requirements, UB Student Health Services will assist you in obtaining the immunizations, but this may delay your class registration and you may not get the classes you want.

We urge you to complete the UB Health Background Form that was sent to you and return it to UB Student Health Services before your arrival in Buffalo. The mailing address is:

University at Buffalo Student Health Services
Michael Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, N.Y. 14214

You can submit the form using regular Air Mail or Express Courier Service (Attention: Susan Snyder) or by Fax (716-829-2564).  NOTE:  DO NOT return this form to the International Admissions office. Also, scanned copies and e-mail attachments are not permitted.

If you have lost the paper version of the form that was sent to you, you can download another copy at

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Health Insurance

All international students at UB are required to have health insurance and will be billed directly for it. You are urged not to purchase health insurance prior to coming to UB because your insurance may not be accepted by UB. Please note that international students at UB should purchase health insurance for any dependents who come to live with them in Buffalo.