Advisor Tips

Update on seasonal flu shot requirement for students

Update on seasonal flu shot requirement for students

A reminder that the Purdue Board of Trustees approved adding the annual influenza vaccination to the requirements for enrolled students as a condition to being on campus as a part of the university’s pandemic response measures and the Protect Purdue initiative. 

Any student who is currently classified as a residential student should receive a flu shot and upload documentation to the Student Health Center portal before Oct. 31. The university will begin the process of placing holds on student accounts after Nov. 1 for those students who have failed to meet the flu shot requirements. A hold on a student account will prevent a student from receiving a spring 2021 class schedule.

Those who are unable to get the vaccine due to a medical condition (physician’s note required) or religious reason will need to complete the Purdue University influenza declination form and upload it to the Student Health Center portal

A schedule of on-campus flu shot events and additional helpful information is available here.  

Note to students who were NOT on campus during Fall 2020: Students who were not on campus during Fall 2020 but will be a residential student in Spring 2021 should plan on receiving a flu shot prior to the start of class on Jan 19, 2021. This includes students who had off-campus assignments such as an internship or co-op during fall 2020, those who had selected the fully online option for fall 2020 but will return to campus in spring, and those who will be new residential student in spring 2021. These students should receive a flu shot from their health care provider or community pharmacy prior to the start of classes and submit documentation through the Student Health Center portal.

Advisor Tips

CLEAR HOLDS: Financial Obligations Statement and Emergency Contact Information

Dear Fellow Boilermaker:

It is time for your annual review of your Financial Obligations Statement and Emergency Contact Information.  Please take a few minutes to review and complete both of these important tasks in order to avoid issues with your upcoming spring 2021 registration. 

Action needed – Affirmance of Financial Obligations:    Review and update your annual agreement by visiting the Bills & Payments page via mypurdue.purdue.edu and click the link “Affirmance of Financial Obligations” found within the Student Account section.  Doing so will automatically release the hold on your account.  Lack of compliance will result in your inability to register for classes, including the ability to drop or add courses.
Action needed – Emergency Contact:   Add or validate an existing emergency contact by visiting the Academics page via www.mypurdue.purdue.eduand click the link “Emergency Contacts” found within the Personal Information section.  Doing so will automatically release the hold on your account.  Lack of compliance will result in your inability to register for classes, including the ability to drop or add courses.  If an emergency contact exists, you must click the Verify/Submit Changes button at the bottom of the page even if there are no changes made.  This will trigger the automatic release of the hold. 

Detailed instructions are provided at:
https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/currentStudents/students/holds.html.

Additionally, there is an opportunity for you to provide your cell phone number in order to receive text messages from your academic advisor, Office of the Registrar and Student Success Programs.  You can access this option at www.mypurdue.purdue.edu.  Click on the Academics page and look under the Personal Information section.