Catholic University's Plan for Fall 2021

On Aug. 19, President John Garvey sent a letter to the Catholic University community announcing that the University will be open with in-person classes, residence life, and campus activites for the fall 2021 semester. He noted that the University is able to take this step due to the high rate of voluntary vaccination in our community.

He also emphasized that "our ability to open this fall and remain open depends on our shared commitment to keep Catholic University safe and healthy. For this reason we have drafted a set of Shared Community Responsibilities that we expect every person on campus to follow, regardless of vaccination status."

Read the full letter


All students, full time and part time, are eligible for care at Catholic University's Student Health Services. We are your health care providers away from home.

Please browse our website to learn more about the services we offer. Feel free to contact us to ask questions.

Student Medical Insurance Administration

Student Health Services DOES NOT administer the student medical insurance. 
If you have questions regarding the insurance, please contact The Catholic University of America Call Center for help navigating enrollment or waiving the insurance.
Phone: 1-877-819-9413
Fax: 203-568-8395

Your Diet

Have any questions regarding your diet or wanting to make some changes in how you eat? Please contact the University dietitian at

Immunization Records

All students under the age of 26 are required by DC Law to submit immunization records.

All incoming students under the age of 26 are required to submit their immunization records. The due date for incoming first year undergraduate students is July 1.  The due date for graduate students, transfers and international students is August 1.  A late fee of $100 will be placed on your account if the records are not submitted or are incomplete by that date. Once you have submitted your immunization records and they are complete, it will be listed as "complete" on your Cardinal Station checklist.

All immunization information MUST be entered through the student health portal. Do not fax or scan any records to our office. Records not submitted through the patient portal will NOT be accepted. You will need to enter your vaccination dates on the immunization form on the patient portal AND upload your supporting documentation. This is a two step process. If you have any problems with this, please email

If you are a current student and have noted that there is a hold on your account for "health" reasons, your immunization record may be incomplete or missing. Please contact Student Health Services at if you have any questions. This hold will prevent you from being able to register for your next semester.

Medical Consent

If you will be under 18 years of age when you start the semester, please have your parents sign and complete the medical consent form. This form is required in order to treat you at Student Health Services.