Office of the Registrar

Immunizations

Immunization Requirement

Based on national guidelines and Virginia Law.

A Certificate of Immunization form, detailing immunization requirements and including a Tuberculosis Screening Form, must be completed and signed/stamped by a licensed health care professional. Students are required to receive the Meningococcal vaccine OR sign and submit a Meningococcal Waiver form to the Office of the Registrar for their file to be complete.

I have a religious or medical exemption:

  • Submit a Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption
  • Sign the medical provision at the bottom of the Certificate of Immunization form
  • If you currently have a religious or medical exemption, you have an option of receiving a blood test ("titer") which measures mumps antibody levels, and can determine whether you are immune to mumps.

What is "Complete Documentation?"

For the protection of our students and the university community CNU's immunization policy, following national guidelines and Virginia law, requires that all entering full-time students submit a completed Certificate of Immunization to the Office of the Registrar. The intent of this policy is to provide a healthy environment for our students in which they can live and learn. We are particularly concerned at this time because of the recent outbreak of mumps on college campuses. If there are errors or incomplete records on students' paperwork, the Office of the Registrar will contact those students via mail, phone, and/or email.

In the past, there has been some confusion about satisfying this policy. To comply with state policy, students must provide a completed Certificate of Immunization form, have it signed by a licensed health professional, and submit it to the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible. Students who have not submitted their completed paperwork by the beginning of the next semester (fall) may not be eligible for enrollment until the paperwork has been submitted. Please be reminded that incomplete forms do not satisfy the state’s requirement.

What is YOUR Documentation Status?

Use these guidelines to determine your status:

  • If you received a letter or email from the Office of the Registrar
  • You have a block on your class registration

Then you have not met the University and Virginia State law requirements, for one of the following reasons:

  • You have not submitted your Certificate of Immunization form
  • You have an incomplete record

Why did I receive notification that my form is not on file or that my form is incomplete?

Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have not submitted your immunization record, or if your record is not complete (missing vaccinations, waivers, exemption documentation, or not signed by a licensed health care professional).

I have not turned in my immunization record:

All Christopher Newport University students must obtain their required immunizations, as stated by Virginia state law, and all students are required to turn in their completed Certificate of Immunization to the Office of the Registrar no later the beginning of fall semester. Students who do not meet the Virginia state law and University requirements will have a block put on their registration by the University until they meet the requirements.

To have the registration hold or warning removed:

  • Obtain a copy of your immunization record from your health care professional
  • Complete a Certificate of Immunization form
  • Submit your signed documentation to the Office of the Registrar

I have not received one or all of my vaccinations:

All CNU students must obtain their required immunizations, as stated by Virginia state law and University policy, and all students are required to turn in their completed signed documentation form to the Office of the Registrar no later than the beginning of fall semester. Students missing one or all of their vaccinations are highly encouraged to turn in what has been obtained, as it becomes available, and their record will be held as 'pending' until all of the required information has been submitted.

How do I submit my documentation?

  • Bring it to the Office of the Registrar in Christopher Newport Hall during business hours.
  • Mail it to:
    Christopher Newport University
    Attn: Registrar/Immunization
    1 Avenue of the Arts
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Fax it to (757) 594-7711
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