North Carolina state law, N.C.G.S.§130A-155.1, mandates students attending a college or university, whether public or private, to present a Certificate of Immunization or a record of an immunization from a high school. In general, the law requires those students who reside on campus or students residing off-campus who are taking five (5) or more traditional day credit hours on campus per semester, must meet the North Carolina State Law Immunization requirements contained in the student health form. Exceptions to this law include: students who have a bona fide documented medical or religious exemption; students who reside off-campus and are exclusively enrolled in only weekend, evening, online courses; and students enrolled in no more than four (4) traditional day hours per semester.

Immunizations for enrollment should be obtained prior to attending Gardner-Webb University at a local physician’s office, health department, medical office or urgent care provider. Any student failing to submit immunization documents or who fails to meet any immunization exception will be administratively withdrawn from registered courses.

The student immunization record must be completed and returned BEFORE you arrive on campus. The deadline dates are as follows:  August 1 for FALL ENROLLMENT and December 15 for SPRING ENROLLMENT.

Required Immunizations for Students

  • DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis): 3 dates
  • TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis): 1 date within the last 10 years
  • Polio: 3 dates (unless student is greater than 18 years of age)
  • Measles, Mumps: 2 dates
  • Rubella: 1 date
  • Hepatitis B: 3 dates (required for all students born after June 30, 1994)
  • Varicella: 1 dose

Additional Immunizations Required

For International Students

  • TB Skin Test (PPD): 1 date within the last year

Office of the Dean of Students at (704) 406-2081

Please send completed forms to:
Gardner-Webb University
Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students
PO Box 7271
Boiling Springs, NC 28017