Immunization Requirements

MMR Vaccinations

According to Oregon State Law, students are required to show proof of receiving two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. These vaccine doses must have been administered at least 28 days apart and after the student is 12 months of age.

Effective Fall 2019, every full-time, part-time, graduate, and undergraduate student born on or after January 1, 1957 must provide these dates along with their immunization record or  acceptable proof of immunity (see list below).

Acceptable proof of immunity:

  • You were born before January 1, 1957
  • You received a measles titer and the report indicates that you are immune. The HCC can provide active students a lab order to get a measles titer at any lab that is covered by their insurance.
  • You have a signed physician or nurse practitioner statement indicating you had the disease and what date that occurred.
  • You have a signed physician or nurse practitioner statement that verifies you have a medical reason for not receiving the immunization (e.g., anaphylactic reaction to eggs, immune-compromised state, pregnancy, etc.).
  • You are claiming a non-medical exemption and have received a Vaccine Education Certificate.

This information can be uploaded through the student portal. This information must be uploaded directly by the student.

Step-by-step Guide to Upload MMR Dates

A registration hold will be placed on the student's account for the following semester if this information is not uploaded 1 week prior to Fall or Spring break.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The University of Portland continues to require all students, faculty, staff, and other community members (Bon Appetit employees, Air Force and Army ROTC employees, the Holy Cross Community, etc.) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any eligible boosters, or receive an approved exemption. Information for uploading vaccination and booster information or applying for an exemption can be found here.

Students who received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster exemption in a prior academic year must indicate their intent to renew the exemption for the current academic year or provide proof of full vaccination through the Health Center.

Other Recommended Vaccinations

The Oregon Health Authority also recommends the following vaccinations for new or returning college students so they can stay healthy and focused on learning:

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Meningococcal B
  • HPV
  • Tdap
  • Influenza

To find out more about these vaccines and the diseases they prevent, read the Vax to School immunization document.