Reminders for Incoming Students

The Colonial Health Center is excited to welcome all incoming students to GW this Spring! In preparation for your arrival, please make sure to complete the following items before the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester.

Immunization Records

All students under the age of 26 are required to comply with certain immunization requirements, as outlined by the laws of the District of Columbia. Please click on the green button below to view what the requirements are and how to submit them.



Detailed Required Immunization Information 


Student Health Insurance Plan

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is a comprehensive plan offered through Aetna Student Health. In alignment with the Affordable Care Act, SHIP guarantees that you can obtain necessary treatment if you develop a serious illness or injury. It also guarantees that you can obtain preventative medical services like immunizations and physical exams. All undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP. It is estimated that all undergraduate students will be charged $2,690 to their accounts for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

CLICK HERE to waive SHIP. Those interested in the waiver must have proof of insurance and be registered for classes for the Summer 2020 semester.

The waiver period for SHIP begins May 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020.  For questions about SHIP, email [email protected].