New Student Checklist

Welcome To Campus!

Good physical and mental health are important to your academic success. The CSU Health Network is a student’s resource for optimal health and well-being.

To keep our campus healthy and safe, there are several tasks we ask all new students to complete upon arrival to campus. Follow directions below to complete the necessary actions before their listed due dates.

WHAT

AlcoholEdu for College is an interactive, online program designed to inform students about how alcohol affects the body, mind, perceptions, and behaviors.  The research-based course offers accurate information in a non-judgmental tone, while providing personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers.  Even if students don’t drink, they may still be impacted by alcohol use in the college environment.

WHEN

By the first day of class.  If the requirement is not completed by the deadline, a hold will be placed on the student’s registration for the following semester.

HOW

Students will receive an email 30 days before the semester begins alerting them that the programs are open for access. They can log in to the program directly through the link provided in the email or directly through their RamWeb account.

  • Students can access the link through the RamReady checklist on the front page of RamWeb, or by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.

The program will take approximately two hours to complete.

WHO

Only new incoming students under the age of 23 as of July 18, 2016 (including transfer and international) are required to take AlcoholEDU, with the following exceptions:

  • INTO Students
  • Students with less than 6 credits
  • Distance learners (not physically present on CSU’s campus)
  • Graduate students
  • Second Bachelor’s Degree students

Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

Learn more about AlcoholEdu.

WHAT

Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault New students are required to complete the Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault Program, which educates students on issues associated with stalking, relationship violence and sexual assault.  Students learn about consent, how to help a friend, and how to intervene in a situation that might escalate to sexual assault.  Built in collaboration with leading researchers and practitioners, Haven is an interactive module designed to engage and empower students to create safe, healthy campus environments.  This course meets the educational mandate of the 2013 Federal Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.

WHEN

By the first day of class.  If the requirement is not completed by the deadline, a hold will be placed on the student’s registration for the following semester.

HOW

Students will receive an email 30 days before the semester begins alerting them that the program is open for access. They can log in to the program directly through their RamWeb account.

  • Students can access the link through the RamReady checklist on the front page of RamWeb, or by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.

The program will take approximately one hour to complete.

WHO

All newly admitted CSU students must complete Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault.  INTO students ARE NOT required to complete Haven until they become regularly enrolled CSU students.

Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

Learn more about Haven.

WHAT

Colorado law requires every student to submit proof of two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations or evidence of immunity.  For those living in student housing, Colorado law requires students to submit proof of meningococcal vaccination given within the last five years.

WHEN

By the first day of class.  If the requirements are not completed by the deadline, a hold will be placed on the student’s registration for the following semester.

HOW

Places you will likely find your immunization records are:

  • Your high school, previous college, or military record
  • Your doctor’s office
  • Your official immunization documents or parent or caregiver copies of childhood immunization records
  • CIIS- Colorado Immunization Information System or other state immunization registries

The immunization record should include:

  • Your name and birth date.
  • Proof of two valid vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella given no earlier than 4 days before the student’s first birthday. There must be at least 28 calendar days between the two vaccinations.
  • Proof of meningitis vaccine given within the last five years if student is living in campus housing.  Currently, Meningitis A, C, Y, W-135 is required, not Meningitis B.
  • The day, month and year of vaccinations.
  • Either a healthcare provider’s or school official’s signature.  The signature is not required if record is printed from a state immunization registry or from an electronic health record.

Note: If laboratory evidence is used for proof of MMR immunity, the test result(s) must be attached (showing range of immunity). The CSU Health Network will not accept documentation by a doctor or parent stating that a student had the disease.

Submit a clean, readable copy of immunization records or your certificate of immunization to the CSU Health Network Immunization Clinic.  The immunization record must be translated in English.

Submit records by:

  • Fax: (970) 491-0268
  • Mail: CSU Health Network Immunizations Clinic, 8031 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-8031
  • E-mail: Send a scanned original to: CSUHN_immunize@mail.colostate.edu
  • Drop Box: Ram Orientation Immunization Drop Box

For international students, please consult your family members and doctor before leaving to complete the immunization records, health history, and tuberculous screening requirements.

WHO

All new students- MMR vaccination records

Students living in campus housing- Meningococcal vaccination records

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To learn more about these vaccinations and other recommended vaccinations, please refer to the CDC website.

You have the legal right to sign an exemption from these required vaccinations for personal, medical, or religious reasons.  If you do so, you may be subject to quarantine and excluded from campus in the case of an outbreak.  For more information, please call the CSU Health Network Immunization Clinic at (970) 491-6548.

WHAT

To provide optimal health care to students, it is important that the CSU Health Network has information about their individual health care needs. There are three important health forms that new students should complete:

  1. Health History Form
  2. Tuberculosis Screening Form
  3. Authorization to Treat a Minor Form (Important for students under the age of 18. Learn more about the Authorization to Treat a Minor Form)

WHEN

By the first day of class.

HOW

To complete the Health History and Tuberculosis Screening Forms, students log on to the CSU Health Network Portal.

Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) can download and complete an Authorization to Treat a Minor form and submit it to the Health Records department.

International students: consult your family members and doctor before leaving to complete the health history, tuberculous screening and immunization records requirements.

WHO

All new students are encouraged to complete.

WHAT

Domestic students taking six or more resident instruction credits and international students enrolled in any credit level are required to have health insurance. Eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan unless they waive coverage by showing proof of private health insurance.

WHEN

By the 10th day of class.

ABOUT

  • CSU Student Health Insurance Plan
    • Students can purchase the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan, which is designed to work in conjunction with the services provided at the CSU Health Network.  This plan provides benefits both within the CSU Health Network and when services are provided off-campus.  Students do not have to be enrolled in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan to access the CSU Health Network, but the plan provides additional benefits.
  • Other Health Insurance Plans
    • For students with health insurance other than the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan, the CSU Health Network can file claims with most major insurance carriers.

HOW

  • To enroll in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan
    • Eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the plan upon registration unless they waive the plan prior to the start of the semester by showing proof of private health insurance coverage.
  • To waive the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan, CLICK HERE
    • Domestic students can complete the waiver process through a secure online portal approximately 10 days after they register for classes.  They will receive an email from waivers@renadmin.com notifying them that the portal is open.  International students can complete the waiver through a paper process.  Please go to Waiver Process for International/INTO Students page to download the waiver form.

WHO

Domestic students taking six or more resident instruction credits and international students enrolled in any credit level.

WHAT

Designed for students who have health insurance other than the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan, The RamCare Supplement Program helps pay for some out-of-pocket expenses that would otherwise be billed at the time of service including co-pays, coinsurance, or out-of-network charges.  Visit here for more details.

WHEN

By the 10th day of classes.

HOW

Students can enroll in RamCare online or complete a paper enrollment form at the Student Health Insurance Office.

WHO

Students who have their own health insurance.

WHAT

Finances are one of the top stressors for CSU and college students nationally.  Students can be one step ahead by taking the time to learn new skills to help them navigate the financial landscape of the college experience.  Schwab MoneyWise on Campus/Transit Financial Wellness is an interactive, online financial education program.  It provides an opportunity for incoming/first-year students to explore and develop their financial management knowledge and skills.

Program content created and evaluated by Everfi, empowering students to manage their finances, and sponsored by The Charles Schwab Foundation. 

WHEN

By the first day of class.

HOW

Students will receive an email 30 days before the semester begins alerting them that the program are open for access. They can log in to the program through the link provided in the email or directly through their RamWeb account.

  • After July 25, students can access the link by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.

WHO

All new undergraduate students are encouraged to complete.