Student Handbook, Posting Policy, Health Insurance & Vaccinations

Handbooks, Safety, and Vaccinations

Student Handbook

Westminster College produces an official student handbook each year. The handbook covers general information for students about Westminster, the campus, the administration, campus safety, student resources, and student organizations. It also includes the Annual Security Report and the Fire Safety Right-To-Know Report.  If requested, a hard copy is available at the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life also distributes other helpful handbooks and guidelines listed below.

Note: To view the handbooks, you will need the free Acrobat Reader plug-in. All on-campus computers have the Acrobat Reader plug-in installed.

Posting Policy

Westminster College enforces a strict posting policy for all campus and community members.  For detailed guidelines about posting:

When you are ready to post your advertisements, fill out a Request to Post (RTP) form and return it to the Office of Student Life in Shaw 105.


Health Insurance

Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance. Many plans carry students on their parents' coverage if they are under the age of 27. Westminster’s website has a list of many plans, as there are different options and rates available to students. Cost may vary somewhat due to the student's age. Please contact the Dean of Students Office for more information. All international students and student athletes attending Westminster College are required to carry insurance coverage. Students admitted to the nursing program are required to provide evidence of health insurance coverage. All students traveling on a college study trip (May Term, MBA, etc.) must also show proof of primary insurance.

Following are some resources you may use to review health insurance options that may be available to you.


Sometimes temporary insurance is needed when traveling on a college trip.  There are a number of plans that provide short term insurance.

Minimum of 1 month, 1 day increments -

Monthly insurance -

Minimum of 1 month, student or travel -


 Vaccinations and Inoculations

Vaccinations are a concern for all colleges and universities because students living in residential communities are more susceptible to communicable diseases. Therefore, the Residence Life Office requires the following vaccinations for all students living on campus at Westminster:

  1. Meningococcal Tetravalent (meningitis vaccine)
  2. M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) (Two doses required - at least one month apart)

We also recommend that all (not just residential) students: 

  1. Update your tetanus vaccination every ten years
  2. Get the Hepatitis A and B vaccine series
  3. Get the meningitis vaccine
  4. Get the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine

For assistance, contact your

  1. Insurance provider
  2. Local health department
  3. Physician or care provider

Keep copies of all immunization records. Most inoculations are effective for five years or more. If you have questions, please contact the Dean of Students at 801.832.2230801.832.2230 or the Residence Life Office at 801.832.2245801.832.2245.