Incoming Students

Incoming student health requirements

Visit the Patient Portal to submit your health requirements. Choose "Binghamton University" and log in with your Binghamton University information.

Step 1: Click on “Forms” and complete and upload the following:

  • Meningococcal Vaccination Response Form
  • Medical/Health History/Tuberculosis Form
  • Under 18 Consent Form (if you are younger than 18 years)

Step 2: Send in proof you are immune to measles, mumps and rubella by doing one of the following:

  • Have your medical provider sign a copy of your immunization record and send it to us or you can upload the record to the patient portal.
  • Have your medical provider complete a copy of the “Certificate of Immunization,” which you can print from the Forms page of the health portal, and send it to us or you can upload the record to the patient portal.
  • Send us copies of blood tests (“titers”) which prove you are immune to measles, mumps, and rubella

Note: this will require the help of your medical provider or school nurse, so start early. Make sure your name and date of birth is on every page that is sent to us.

Students should check to see if they have completed all the requirements 5-7 business days after uploading their information. Sign in to the patient portal and go to the “Immunizations” tab. Any item listed under “Missing Immunization” is still outstanding and should be uploaded. 


Without an approved exemption, failure to meet the vaccine requirements may result in consequences ranging from holds that block you from registering for courses to disenrollment and removal from campus.

Students who are not compliant for the health requirements will receive notices through the patient portal indicating that data is missing or “no data” is present. These messages may be received even after submitting immunization records, if the record is incomplete or has not been fully processed by the medical staff.

Students with questions about immunization compliance can call 607-777-2221  and speak with our staff for further clarification.

Information about health requirements

Steps to take 

  • Things you should do before you arrive
    • Bring  a thermometer.
    • Make sure you know about your health history.
    • Carry a list of any medication you take and any allergies you have.
    • Bring your health insurance card or a copy of it.
    • Program the telephone numbers for the Decker Student Health Services Center (DSHSC) (607-777-2221) and Harpur’s Ferry ambulance service (607-777-3333) into your phone.
    • While not mandatory, we recommend that you visit with your home healthcare provider before coming to campus. You are encouraged to send any important health information to the DSHSC for inclusion in your student medical file.
    • If you take prescription medication on an ongoing basis, be sure to bring enough with you, or have your doctor call your prescription into a local pharmacy. 
    • If you require allergy shots, the DSHSC can give you a list of local providers, as we do not offer this service on campus.
  • Things you need to do before the sixth week of classes

    Undergraduate students only: If you don’t need the University’s Student Accident and Sickness Plan, you must submit an online waiver through BU Brain to the Student Accounts Office by the sixth week of classes. Instructions on how to submit a waiver can be found at the Student Accounts website. Information about health insurance plan benefits is available. If you don’t submit the waiver on time, you’ll be responsible for paying for the insurance. If you waive the University insurance plan, we’ll assume you don’t need coverage in subsequent semesters unless you inform us that you do.

University student health insurance plan

Learn more about the University Student Health Insurance Plan.