Resources for New Students

Welcome new students. You’ve come to the right place to find answers to questions about health requirements, health insurance or any health related concerns you may have. 

Health and Wellness Patient Portal

Please login to the patient portal. This will be where you can access all of the forms required of new students. You can also maintain your immunization records, communicate with us via secure message, and see a record of your services. Please complete this process by July 1.

Health Insurance and Insurance Waiver

All Tufts students are required to be covered by health insurance (it’s a Massachusetts state law). All undergraduates and graduate students who are half time or more are billed and enrolled in the student health insurance plan. If you are covered by a separate policy, it must be through a U.S.-based insurance company and comparable to the student health plan.

If you are covered by a separate policy, please complete the Health Insurance Waiver on your SIS account. This waiver process is required every year and is available June 1st - July 31st.

For more information about health insurance, contact:

Immunizations

You also need to be up-to-date on your immunizations to enroll in classes at Tufts. Please submit one of the following using the Patient Portal

  • Have your Health Care Provider complete the immunization form.  
  • We also accept your most recent signed immunization form from your physician's office.

Complete Your Immunization Form

For questions about immunization exemptions and waivers, please visit Vaccines and Immunizations.

Health Promotion and Prevention

All incoming undergraduate students are required to complete online training programs on alcohol and sexual assault prevention:

AlcoholEdu empowers students to make well-informed decisions and provides simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe.

Haven educates students about the elements of healthy relationships, the importance of sexual consent, and the role of bystanders in creating safe, healthy communities.

These programs will be available to complete starting in mid-July and must be completed before arriving on campus. You will receive the links at a later time.

Visit the Health Promotion and Prevention website for more information on programs and activities.

Counseling and Mental Health

Counseling is available to all Tufts undergraduates. I invite you to learn about the services offered by Counseling and Mental Health