We are so excited to see all of you back on campus in just a few short weeks. Faculty and staff are working hard to prepare for your arrival and our COVID Re-Start Team continues to review our campus operations to return to a vibrant student experience that also keeps the health of our community at the forefront.
Today we are writing to share important details about return to campus testing and transition protocols that were developed based on CDC guidance. You will note that there is a differentiation between fully vaccinated students and unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students. (Note: The University is following the CDC definition of fully vaccinated, referring to an individual who is two weeks past their final dose of a FDA-EUA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine.)
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students, regardless where they will travel to campus from, will be required to complete Return to Campus Testing and a 7-day Transition Period.
RETURN TO CAMPUS TESTING
Test #1: 1-3 days prior to arrival. This can be the same test required by airlines. This test may be PCR or antigen and is at your own expense.
Test #2: on arrival to campus (cost is covered by DePauw)
Test #3: 3-5 days after arrival to campus (cost is covered by DePauw)
7-DAY TRANSITION PERIOD
The transition period begins the day after your arrival and ends after 7 calendar days. During this transition period, these students will be expected to:
Wear a mask at all times except while sleeping or engaged in heavy exertional activity by themselves.
Maintain 6 feet distance from other students and employees at all times.
Not ‘dine in’ at Hoover Dining Hall. Meals may be picked up from Hoover and consumed outside (for example, in Stewart Plaza) or in personal residence spaces, maintaining 6 feet of distance from others.
Not participate in indoor, in-person group activities. Students may participate in outdoor, in-person activities.
Monitor their own health and report a record of their daily symptoms to the University.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students who wish to arrive on a date that allows for completion of their 7-day transition prior to the start of classes must complete this Google form by August 1. The earliest a student can arrive on campus in order to complete their 7-day transition period is August 13.
Fully vaccinated students originating from international locations in the two weeks prior to arriving on campus will not need to serve a transition period, but they will be required to complete testing in accordance with CDC guidelines for vaccinated international travel.
Test #1: 1-3 days prior to arrival. This can be the same test required by the airlines to travel to the United States. This test is at your own expense.
Test #2: 3-5 days after arrival to campus (cost is covered by DePauw)
Fully vaccinated students originating from domestic locations in the two weeks prior to campus arrival do not need to test before or after campus arrival, or serve a transition period.
For more information, see the attached document that describes testing and transition requirements. Also for your reference, below you will find a calendar of approved arrival dates:
|Arrival Date||Student Group||Contact|
|8/5/2021||Resident Assistant||Nicci Collisi|
|8/6/2021||Bonner Scholar Program - BIGS||Valerie Rudolph|
|8/9/2021||FYE Peer Mentors||JC Lopez|
|8/13/2021||FYE Mentors||JC Lopez|
|8/13/2021||International Student Ambassadors||Beth Haymaker|
|8/15/2021||Bonner Scholar Program - First Year Students||Valerie Rudolph|
|8/16/2021||International Student Orientation (Class of 2025)||Beth Haymaker|
|8/17/2021||Men's Soccer||Brad Hauter|
|8/17/2021||Field Hockey||Lauren Thomas|
|8/18/2021||Cross Country - Men's and Women's||Kori Stoffregen|
|8/18/2021||International Student Orientation (Class of 2024)||Beth Haymaker|
|8/18/2021||Women's Soccer||Cristin Allen|
|8/21/2021||First Year & New Transfer Students||Housing & Residence Life|
|8/22/2021||Returning Students||Housing & Residence Life|
As a reminder, students are required to submit their COVID-19 vaccine documentation by August 1. New first-year and transfer students should use the Med+Proctor portal and returning students should use this Google form.
The Campus Restart Team