Information for Parents


UHS strongly recommends that all entering college students be up-to-date on certain immunizations including:

  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella
  • Tdap
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Read more about these recommended immunizations »

Please note: Students living in residence halls are required by Wisconsin statute to report whether they have or have not received immunizations for hepatitis B and meningococcal disease. You can fulfill this requirement by completing your Immunization and Health History Form.

Before your student comes to campus:

  1. Read the UHS welcome letter
  2. Review recommended immunizations and ensure that your student is up-to-date.
  3. Ensure that your student fills out their Immunization and Health History Form
  4. Know how to transfer your student's prescriptions to our pharmacy
  5. Talk with your student about alcohol consumption and healthy choices
  6. Read more about the "Tonight" and "AlcoholEdu" online programs. Your student is expected to complete both.

Questions? Call 608-265-5600

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The Parent Perspective is intended to help bridge the gap between students and their parents by helping parents become knowledgeable about the issues faced by students today.

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Massage Gift Certificates

Gift the gift of a massage!

Gift certificates for UW-registered students can be purchased by emailing:

» Karen Wissel or
» Heather Simmons

Sessions are $40 for a 50-minutes massage.

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