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Health Requirements

Health Requirements

To protect the health and safety of everyone on campus, the University of Dayton has established the following medical requirements for new students:

  • COVID-19 Testing. Read below for the latest information about COVID-19 testing and other protective measures to keep our community safe and healthy.
  • Immunizations. All new students must provide evidence of certain immunizations and other health records when they arrive. 
  • Health Insurance. All students are required to have health insurance throughout their studies at UD that meets the university’s minimum standards. 

 

COVID-19 Testing

The University of Dayton has announced a number of measures to protect the health and safety of our community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). To learn more about these safety measures and how they will impact students, please view the Path Forward Return to Campus - Students Plan

 

Here are the highlights for new international students who will arrive on campus.

Does UD require students to have a COVID-19 test?

Yes. The university is requiring all students in the following groups to be tested for COVID-19 when they arrive to campus:

  • All undergraduate students
  • All graduate and law students who will live in university housing
  • All students arriving from other countries

Which test does UD require?

The required test is a nasopharyngeal PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), the gold standard test for active infection.

 

Can I take the test in my home country?

Yes - but you must be tested less than 5 days before your arrival in Dayton. As proof of your test result, your document must be a hard copy and include the results of the test, the date the test was administered, the name and address of the lab, and verification that the nasopharyngeal PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 was performed.

 

If your documentation does not meet the proper criteria, you must have a test done on campus at the time of check-in and then self-isolate in your room/a until a negative test result is obtained.

 

What are my options?

  • Take the test in your home country within 5 days of your scheduled check-in. At your check-in you will show the test results. To reserve a check-in time, follow this linkOR
 
  • Take the test at your scheduled check-in. Quarantine for 5-8 days while you wait for results. To reserve a check-in time, follow this link. OR
     
  • Quarantine for 14 days upon arriving.

Where can I get more details on the UD testing requirement?

The highlights listed above were summarized from these two documents:

 

Immunizations

All students are required to show evidence of two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines. Additionally, if living in on-campus housing, students must provide dates of one Meningitis and three Hepatitis B vaccine dates OR sign the vaccine disclosure statement in Section B of the Health Requirements form. Additionally, students are required to complete a questionnaire to screen for Tuberculosis.

Students must download the form at the following Web site, and the student's form must be filled out and signed by his or her physician and returned by fax or mail. To do this, please download the Health Requirements Form.

https://udayton.edu/studev/health_wellness/healthcenter/vaccines/index.php

If you fail to do this before you arrive, the University will require you to either submit the signed form or have the vaccinations and TB test in Dayton upon arrival at your expense. Students who are unable to do this or do not do this in a timely fashion will not be allowed to register for second semester classes.

 

Health Insurance

The U.S. health care system is one of the most expensive in the world. Health care costs for a major accident or illness can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars; even simple visits and procedures can cost thousands of dollars. Because of these high costs, most Americans purchase health insurance to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses.

To protect their health, safety, and finances, the university requires international students to possess health insurance coverage for themselves and their families. Coverage must meet university standards, be active while the student is enrolled (including vacations), and be verified every semester. Students can verify their health insurance coverage online using our Health Insurance Verification Form.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE VERIFICATION FORM?

The form can be accessed through Porches. Once there, you will be asked to provide details about your health insurance policy (policy number, name of provider, etc.). Have your health insurance information ready before accessing the form.

WHEN MUST I DO THIS?

The deadline to submit this information is approximately two weeks after the first day of classes. Prior to the start of each semester, students will receive an email with specific instructions and timelines.

If you do not submit this information on time, you will be prevented from registering for classes the following semester, which may result in the termination of your I-20 or DS-2019, jeopardizing your immigration status.

WHAT KIND OF HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD I BUY?

Your health insurance must meet these standards:

  • Cover at least a minimum of $250,000 per condition.
  • Has a deductible of $500 or less per individual.
  • Provide $50,000 or more for medical evacuation to your home country.
  • Provide $25,000 or more for repatriation (removal of remains after death) to your home country.
  • Is in effect for the entire time I am enrolled at UD, including vacations, for myself and dependants.

Some popular international student health insurance providers are:


The list above is provided as a courtesy and is in no way an endorsement. Students are free to choose a health insurance plan that best suits their needs and meets the requirements above. Random audits may be conducted throughout the year so please be prepared to submit official copies of your health insurance policies if asked.

I'M READY TO SUBMIT MY INSURANCE INFORMATION. HOW DO I ACCESS THE SURVEY?

Log in to Porches. After logging in, look for the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen. Click the link on the navigation bar labeled 'International'. This will take you to the International tab. Once there, you should see the 'Health Insurance Verification Form'.

I'M HAVING TROUBLE FINDING IT. WHERE CAN I GET HELP?

Visit Rike Center, Room 204 if you need help finding or completing the form.

DOES THE UNIVERSITY HAVE A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN IN WHICH I CAN ENROLL?

The University does not have a health insurance plan in which students can enroll. Students are expected to purchase health insurance plans on their own that meets university standards.

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

Email the Student Health Insurance Committee at studentinsurance@udayton.edu.

 

CONTACT

Center for International Programs

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
937-229-3514
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