College Experience

Health Center Requirements


Effective January 1, 2012, Texas law requires that all new students under the age of 30 must provide documentation to the Health Center demonstrating that they have been vaccinated against Bacterial Meningitis within the past 5 years.” SMU requires students to submit this proof 10 days prior to the first class day. The SMU Student Health Center (www.smu.edu/HealthCenter)  has the bacterial meningitis vaccination available for a cost; you may make an appointment by calling 214-768-2141, or you can visit the Health Center’s immunization clinic anytime from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 on Wednesdays. You may also obtain a meningitis immunization at you doctor’s office, a local pharmacy which provides immunizations, or the county health department. Otherwise, a conscientious exemption form may be obtained by completing a request for the form online at: https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm.  We do not wish to discourage anyone from enrolling, so should you be applying and registering less than 10 days prior to the first day of class, please call the Pre-college office, 214-768-4383, to discuss options.

The SMU Health Center, www.smu.edu/HealthCenter, requires that a form, http://smu.edu/healthcenter/medical/healthhistory/, be filed with them prior to allowing a student to enroll.  Please submit your 2-page Health Form and immunization record directly to the Health Center.  You can use email (healthcenter@smu.edu), fax (214-768-2151) or postal mail (SMU Memorial Health Center, P.O. Box 750195, Dallas TX 75272-0195).