If there is a medical emergency, call Public Safety 585-475-3333 or text 585-205-8333.
Flu Vaccine Update: Due to high demand, the flu vaccine is temporarily unavailable at the Student Health Center on campus. While we wait for another shipment of the vaccine, we recommend students get the flu vaccine at a local retail pharmacy, such as Wegmans or CVS.
In order to attend classes and to ensure a healthy student community, New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 and RIT mandate certain immunizations.
All incoming students born on or after January 1, 1957, and enrolled in six or more credit hours must:
Provide valid proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella (in English)
Read and sign the meningococcal receipt of information section of the immunization form in the RIT Wellness Portal
Provide valid proof of meningococcal tetravalent vaccination (MCV-ACYW) on or after the student’s 16th birthday
New York State Law mandates that students will be dis-enrolled from classes if this information is not submitted within the allotted time.
If you are seeking medical exemption from immunizations, sufficient documentation must be submitted by your medical provider, including reason for contraindication and end date (if applicable) and any additional documentation. Students may request the Medical Exemption form from the Student Health Center.
If you are seeking religious exemption to immunizations, you must complete the Request for Religious Exemption Form. RIT requires this form to be notarized. New York State does not accept philosophical waivers.
If you are an RIT employee or family member of an RIT employee and take 6 or more credit hours at RIT, you are considered a student under the NYS Public Health Law 2165/2167. Therefore, employees and family members must comply with established NYS and RIT immunization requirements regardless of how long you have been associated with RIT.
If you were honorably discharged within 10 years from the date of your application to RIT, you can submit your armed forces official vaccination records as proof of immunization. If there is a delay in obtaining your official vaccination records, the DD 214 Form (Separation of Service) will enable you to attend classes temporarily.
NOTE: DD 214 does not fulfill the immunization requirements. We must receive your vaccination records.
Online or Off-Campus Program/Major
If all courses are completely online or off-campus, you are not subjected to immunization compliance. If your program is online/off-campus, but you attend an on-campus orientation, on-campus course or other event, you are subjected to immunization compliance.
If you do not plan to be on campus at all, you will be prompted to complete an Attestation that you will not be circulating on campus at this time. If your plans change and you need to come to campus, please cancel your attestation via the MyLife Portal. You will receive a prompt to submit a new Circulation Plan indicating that you plan to be on campus.