Immunization Requirements

The Massachusetts code of regulations requires that all students enrolled at Berklee's Boston campus provide documentation that they have been immunized against the following before attending class:

  • measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) 
  • tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
  • varicella
  • hepatitis B

Newly enrolled residential students are also required to be protected against meningococcal disease.

The full regulations are available here: mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/regs/105cmr220.rtf.

Immunization (Vaccine) Information

For spring 2017 entering students, immunization documents must be delivered to Admissions by Friday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m.

  • It's okay if you have started immunizations that require more than one shot but are not finished.
  • It's okay if you recently had blood tests to check for immunity and don’t yet have results.
  • Until documents are submitted, you will not be able to receive your laptop or computer software.
  • If you do not meet the deadline, you will be charged a $250 late check-in fee. 

Immunizations at Check In Spring 2017.pdf
Information about getting immunizations and blood tests once on campus.

New Students, Including Transfer Students

We recommend that you get the shots required and send the Office of Admissions your Immunization Form and Meningitis Vaccination Waiver Form as soon as possible.

Make sure that you have all of the required shots; it takes only one missing or expired shot to cause delays during check-in. If you submitted your form but are still receiving communications from us indicating otherwise, you may have omitted something, and you should contact Admissions immediately at 800-BERKLEE (237-5533), 617-747-2222, or admissions@berklee.edu to follow up.

First Year Abroad students: You will need to have your immunizations complete before traveling to our campus in Valencia, Spain.

Entering students: Send your forms to Berklee College of Music, Office of Admissions, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3693, U.S.A.; or fax them to 617-747-2047.