Move-Out Testing

The University will conduct one day of COVID-19 exit testing on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The University will use a PCR test and results are expected to be available within 48 to 72 hours. Unlike regular prevalence testing, this testing is completely voluntary. Space is limited and students who are leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving will be able to seek an appointment in this order of priority:

  • Residential students who do not have a car on campus
  • Residential students who do have a car on campus
  • Other undergraduate and law students.

More information about the process to sign up will be available soon. 

Students may also seek a COVID-19 test at any local community provider (see a list of local testing sites). Community providers offer both PCR tests, with results returned in several days, or rapid antigen tests, with results returned the same day. When scheduling an appointment, residential students must take into consideration that they will need to leave campus no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22

Students in isolation/quarantine: Any student already placed in quarantine or isolation before the end of the term will be able to stay until their designated end date. Students also have the option to finish their isolation or quarantine at home should they choose to do so, but must travel by private car and follow all appropriate protocols.

COVID-19 testing is not required by the University for students leaving campus for break, but students should check to see if the state to which they are traveling requires testing prior to arrival or after arrival. Students who are traveling by plane, train, or bus may wish to get a COVID-19 test after arrival at their destination.

Health & Safety Prior to Departure

As students prepare to return home, they are strongly encouraged to:

  • Strictly follow all of the University’s health and safety protocols
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Wear masks
  • Avoid even small gatherings
  • Remain on campus except for required off-campus trips (e.g., doctors’ appointments, employment) in the 14 days prior to leaving campus
  • Continue to complete the daily symptom tracker
  • Contact the Student Health Center if they experience any symptoms that may be consistent with COVID-19 prior to the time they leave campus. 

Students who did not attend one of the flu shot clinics on campus should also consider getting a flu vaccine at least two weeks prior to leaving campus. Flu vaccines are available at a number of locations, including CVS and Walgreens.