Updated Jan. 27, 2021

COVID-19 test upon arrival to campus

Upon their arrival to campus, students will be tested for COVID-19 and then join the rest of campus in adhering to the expectations outlined in Campus Operational Level 3 through at least Sunday, Feb. 7. This period of severely restricting in-person interactions is different from the quarantine that results from being a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

During this time, they should:

  • Avoid in-person contact. While students have been apart from their friends for many months and will naturally be excited to see each other, delaying reunions will be the most important action students can take to limit spread of the virus at the start of the semester. Plan to see friends who do not live in your room, suite, or floor after Operational Level 3 is lifted and after all students have received negative results. Even within apartments or suites, students should consider masking until all suitemates have received negative test results.
  • Connect with friends virtually to discuss returning to campus, the start of classes, etc.
  • Stay in their rooms as much as possible.
  • Stay in their rooms and on their floors except to pick up grab ‘n go food (or orders placed using Dining Services’ app when meal plans begin Monday, Feb. 1).
  • Set up and decorate their rooms.
  • Review the COVID-19 Addendum to the Student Handbook if they haven’t already done so.
  • Put reminders in their calendars for weekly testing.