Students must complete a
Student Health Form
prior to coming to
Hardin-Simmons University. This form can be found on our website
This form includes insurance
information, health history and immunization record. A copy of the
childhood immunization record may be submitted with the Health
Form. The immunization record includes two MMRs (Mumps, Measles,
Rubella Vaccine), the Varicella Vaccine or a statement of the student
having had the chickenpox disease, a Td or Tdap (Tetanus Diphtheria
Vaccine) within the past 10 years, the Hepatitis B series, Polio Vaccine,
and the state-mandated Meningitis Vaccine (within the five year period
prior to the first college class day). The new student under 22 years
of age has to show proof of having the Meningitis Vaccine before
registering for class. Exceptions to this would be a signed affidavit for
health reasons or conscientious objections. This information is on the
Hardin-Simmons University website under Bacterial Meningitis.
It would be beneficial to talk to your student before he or she leaves
home about the importance of a healthy diet, getting regular exercise
and getting enough sleep. Also, the most important thing a student can
do to prevent getting sick and prevent the spread of disease is good
College can be stressful. If your student becomes overwhelmed with
class, please encourage him or her to discuss this with professors.
Counseling can help students during some stressful times. Encourage
your student to contact the nurse for assistance in seeking a counselor.
The Student Handbook contains guidelines, policies, and procedures
that are intended to assist students in their overall development and
to foster an environment conducive to learning. The handbook does
not constitute a contract between the university and its students. The
plans, policies, and procedures described in the handbook are subject
to change by the university at any time.
To view the HSU Student Handbook, visit:www.hsutx.edu/includes/publications/studenthandbook