Information for Parents


Review your student's immunization history and arrange for them to get any of these missing vaccinations before they come to campus:

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

Read more about these 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 Student Health Entrance Letter
  2. Review immunizations and ensure that your student is up to date
  3. Ensure that your student fills out their Immunization and Health History Form
  4. Talk with your student about alcohol consumption, sexual assault, and healthy choices. UW-Madison has parent handbooks to help you start or continue to those conversations:

    » Alcohol
    » Sexual Assault and Dating Violence
  5. Ensure your student has completed the required programs: Tonight and AlcoholEdu

Questions? Call 608-265-5600

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Advance Directive

UHS medical and mental health records are protected by federal law. UHS does not disclose information to parents or guardians for students over the age of 18 without the student’s consent. Students have the right to receive information about and assistance with advance directives and designating someone (known as a health care power of attorney) to make health care decisions for them in the event that they are unable. Being a Designated Agent for Advance Directives or Health Care Power of Attorney does not automatically allow access to the medical records.

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