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Entrance Medical Record Forms and Other Information for New Students

The following are due by August 1. For the safety of your campus community, all students are required to have up-to-date immunizations before arriving on campus. Failure to complete the Entrance Medical Forms, including required vaccines, will result in an inability to participate in athletics (tryouts, practice, play), LandSea, move into residence halls, and begin fall classes.

You can check the status of your paperwork on the Hornet Hive Portal (KNET  password required).

Please submit all paperwork to the College by email (, mail (Kalamazoo College, New Student Forms, 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo  MI  49006), or fax (269-337-7390).


1: Medical Questionnaire

2: Immunization History

  • Request a copy of your immunizations from your healthcare provider (download a list of College required immunizations here).
  • Then, log into the Student Health Link SHL (you will need your 7 digit student id to register) and add your immunization dates. 
  • After you have updated the Immunization Section on the Student Health Link, please send the most updated official copy of your immunization record to the College before August 1st.

    The Hornet Hive Portal will reflect when this information has been received (Immunizations Submitted).  We will review your records (please allow 14 days) and only email you at your K account if your records are not compliant.  If you do not need to do anything further, your status on the SHL will change to "verified" and your portal will state "Immunizations Approved." 

    For Immunization History and Student Health Link log in questions contact: or 269-337-7200.
    For vaccine information in many languages, visit

  • Questions--click here.

3: Insurance 

In an effort to ensure all students have access to healthcare, Kalamazoo College requires students to carry adequate health insurance.  To comply with Kalamazoo College‚Äôs Health Insurance Policy, ALL STUDENTS must accept or decline the College health insurance plan by August 1 of EACH ACADEMIC YEAR here to avoid charges on the College bill. If the College health insurance is waived here by September 1, it can be removed from the bill. If it is NOT waived by September 1, you will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the student insurance plan for the entire policy year. 

Questions--click here.

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A physical examination is not required for entrance to the College, but is required for participation in LandSea and college athletic programs. Please contact those offices for more information.

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If student, parent(s), or guardian(s) wish to exercise an objection to immunization, they must request a waiver form from the Student Health Center (phone 269-337-7200, fax 269-337-7440, or email  Please review the Immunization Policy PDF available on this page.  Vaccine waivers are due July 31st and no waiver will be considered after this date. Please submit all pertinent information you wish the committee to consider. The goal is to review the information the first week of August and we will try to have a written decision to the student at their K email address no later than the second week of August. Please know that no non-medical waiver has been granted to any student in the past and it is extremely unlikely that there will be an exception to this rule. We will consider your request with deep respect for in individual beliefs but please consider an alternative plan.