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The following are the general health standards for admission, readmission and continuing attendance at Hunter College:
- The student’s health status shall not constitute a danger to any individual or group at Hunter College.
- The health condition shall not be such that it may be aggravated or intensified by the demands of attendance at the college.
- Any limitations of activity necessitated by a health problem shall be such that program adjustments will still enable the student to conform to the college’s academic requirements.
- A student’s health status shall be such that the student may be expected to continue his or her college work, taking a reasonable number of hours on a continuing basis.
Immunizations Public Health Law 2165 requires college students to present a complete record of two live immunizations against measles and single immunization against mumps and rubella. Students born on or after January 1, 1957 must submit a complete immunization record signed by a health practitioner. Noncompliance will prohibit a student from registering for classes.
Public Health Law 2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease to all students meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus. Hunter College, CUNY, is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:
- A response to receipt of meningococcal disease and vaccine information signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian. This must include information on the availability and cost of meningococcal meningitis vaccine (Menomune).
- A record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years.
- An acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian.
Medical Records and Examinations
Matriculated students (including transfer students) are required to submit a medical report by a recognized physician upon admission into certain programs. If a student’s medical report or other factors indicate a health problem, the college may require from the student’s physician a report from a medical specialist in the area of the student’s disability.
Student Physical Activity Cards
All eligible students interested in participating in recreational programs at Hunter College must obtain a Physical Activity Card (PAC.) To do so, visit Health Services (307 North) to read and sign the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability form. This form will remain on file in the office. Physical exams, while still encouraged, are not required for participation in Hunter’s recreation programs.