Student Handbook


Macalester College and the State of Minnesota require proof that you have had the following immunizations. You may not attend classes until the Health and Wellness Center has proof that you are in compliance with these requirements. Dates must include month, day, and year. All information must be in English.

  1. Completion of primary Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis series, and Tdap Booster within the last 10 years.
  2. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). Dose 1 given at 12 months of age or later and dose 2 given 28 days after the first dose.
  3. Following immunizations are recommended, but not required: Varicella, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Meningococcal Vaccine, HPV vaccine, polio.
  4. TB screening questionnaire to be completed by student. For US-born students, the results of screening questionnaire will determine whether further TB testing is required. For international students, TB screening and testing will be completed upon arrival to campus.

Macalester College requires that all students carry adequate health insurance. To this end, the college automatically includes health insurance policy premium on the first tuition bill for all students. Students can waive out of this insurance if they can demonstrate proof of comprehensive medical/hospitalization insurance and do so by going to the web site provided by the college each year. More information is available from the staff at Macalester Health & Wellness Center or on the Health & Wellness Center web page.

The deadline to opt in or waive out of the insurance policy is September 4, 2012. If the student does not waive out by September 4, the student will be automatically enrolled and charge staus for insurance. Students may ADD the policy at any point in time in the year if their personal insurance situation changes, subject to approval by Gallagher Koster/Aetna.