Health and Disabilities

Students are expected to maintain private insurance during their time at the College. If enrolled students do not have insurance through a parent, spouse or employment, the American College Student Association offers college students a voluntary Injury and Sickness plan at a reasonable cost.

For further information please their website at http://www.acsa.com. The College does not assume financial responsibility for outside health treatment, physical or mental.

Physical or Learning Disabilities

The College is committed to ensuring that all students are given every opportunity to succeed. Any students with diagnosed disabilities are encouraged to identify themselves to the Director of Student Services. The College provides services and reasonable accommodations to all students who need and have a legal entitlement to such accommodations.

Immunization Requirement

MMR Vaccine
Beginning August 1, 2010 all incoming freshman will be required to show proof of 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The doses should be separated by at least 28 days with dose number one given on or after the first birthday. Exemptions to this requirement include:

1. Individuals born before January 1, 1957,
2. Laboratory confirmation of immunity to such disease,
3. Documentation from a physician stating that the student is medically contraindicated from receiving such vaccine,
4. Documentation from the student that such an immunization is contrary to his/her religious beliefs,
5. Documentation from a physician or director of health that the student has had a confirmed case of such disease,

Varicella Vaccine
Beginning August 1, 2010 all incoming freshman will be required to show proof of 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. The doses should be separated by at least 28 days with dose number one given on or after the first birthday. Exemptions to this requirement include:
1. Individuals born in the United States before January 1, 1980,
2. Laboratory confirmation of immunity to such disease,
3. Documentation from a physician stating that the student is medically contraindicated from receiving such vaccine,
4. Documentation from the student that such an immunization is contrary to his/her religious beliefs,
5. Documentation from a physician or director of health that the student has had a confirmed case of such disease,

Meningococcal Vaccine
Connecticut state law requires all students residing in on-campus housing (Southwick Commons) to receive the meningitis vaccine. Documentation of the meningitis vaccine must be submitted to the Student Services office prior to moving in.

All new students are required to submit a completed immunization form to the Student Services office no later than August 3, 2012.