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Vaccines at the Health Center

SMU Students are eligible to receive vaccines at the health center.

Upload Vaccination Record

Please upload a record of your vaccination to the SMU Health Portal. If you were vaccinated on campus, no further action is required.

Symptoms, Exposed, or Sick?

Book an appointment through your SMU Health Portal or call 214-768-2141. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center will not provide medical health excuses, please refer to the Class Excuse Policy for more information.


Getting vaccinated protects both you and those around you. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the Dr. Both Smith Health Center for SMU Students. 


Here is when the FDA and CDC recommend boosters, based on your age and which vaccine(s) you've already received:

  • Ages 12+ can get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months after their second dose. If they are immune-compromised, they can get a second booster four months after their first booster. 
  • Ages 18+ can get a booster dose at least two months after their second dose.



Stay Safe

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Disinfect surfaces around your home, school, and work.
 Sneeze or cough? Cover your mouth.

If you are sick, stay home.


COVID-19 testing is available at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center for students. You can schedule your appointment by visiting the SMU Health Portal or by calling 214-768-2141 (option 1).

Please refer to our Cost of Services page for fee information for COVID-19 testing.

At Home Test Kits

The SMU Pharmacy has at home COVID tests to purchase over the counter. Tests may be purchased with cash, card, or bursar charge.

COVID-19 Positive, Symptomatic, or Exposed

If you are feeling ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have tested positive, stay home and rest until you are well and prepared to return to campus. Please refer to the Isolation Calculator created by the CDC to determine the amount of time you should isolate.

Students should contact their professor and make-up any lost work.The health center does not provide class excuse notes,  for more information read our Class Excuse Policy. Please refer to the Caring Community Connections program for assistance if you are experiencing challenges in class related to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers useful isolation and quarantine guidance.

The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center has compiled tips for isolating on and off campus, please view our isolation guidelines below.

Isolation: In Student Housing or At- Home

The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center has developed a set of guidelines to help you understand what you need to do during your isolation.

Please refer to the Isolation Calculator created by the CDC to determine the amount of time you should isolate.

Stay in Your Room

Help Protect Others

 - Don't Go Out

During this period, it is important that you do not leave your room or apartment except for an emergency or to seek medical care (or required testing). If you must leave your room, wear an acceptable and well-fitting mask while you are out.

If you are isolating in a share suite, you should remain in your room unless you need to use the suite facilities (kitchen, bathroom, etc), and be sure to maintain physical distance and wear a mask when you do.

Please do not leave to go to the gym or shopping.

- Follow the guidelines

Avoid contact with others in your room/suite, as much as possible. You and your roommates should not invite visitors to your room/suite until your isolation period is over.

Wear an acceptable and well-fitting mask at all times when you are around other people in your room/suite.

Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.

Communicating with Others

- Meals and Groceries

  • Order through a food or grocery delivery service (GrubHub, Seamless, Instacart, Fresh Direct, etc.)
  • If you have a meal plan, we recommend you give your SMU ID card to a friend or roommate to pick up food for you at one of our dining locations. Tell your friend to let the cashier know they are purchasing for someone in quarantine/isolation.


- Roommates and Academic Contacts

If you test positive, it is your responsibility to inform your roommates and suitemates.

Please notify your professor if you need to miss class to determine next steps.