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Updated FAQ, Student reminder to fill out live/learn form July 31

Dear DePauw Students, Faculty, Staff and Families, 

With this email we wanted to provide you with a few updates and reminders: 

As a reminder, all students should fill out this Google form by July 31 at 11:59pm (Eastern) indicating their preferences for where they will learn and live this fall. 

  • Updates to our FAQ: 

  • Details in the Events section in the Health Practice Recommendations and Requirements have been updated. 

  • Move in and testing information: 

    • Move In Dates:

      • August 24: Juniors and Seniors

      • August 25: Sophomores

      • August 26: First-Year Students

    • After housing assignments are made for those students in residence for Fall 2020, students will be sent information about specific move-in times on these dates. Move-in will occur by scheduled appointment times.

    • Every student who will be in residence, attend courses on-campus, or attend other approved on-campus activities must adhere to our return to campus health protocol which includes two negative COVID-19 tests in 7 days, and our on-going health protocol which includes weekly, random asymptomatic testing and a daily symptom screening.  

    • A negative COVID test is required prior to moving into a residential space, attending courses on-campus, or attending other approved on-campus activities at DePauw University.

    • Students with a domestic address should complete the testing company registration by August 6 and watch for additional information on how to secure their at-home test, to be completed via a telehealth appointment August 18-21. Students must send their test specimen on the day of the telehealth appointment to ensure their test results can be received before moving into residential housing between August 24-26. No student will be allowed to move into a residential space at DePauw University without a negative COVID test result reported by our testing company. All testing will be completed through a company selected by DePauw and will be paid for by DePauw.

    • Students traveling from international locations can choose to (1) Arrive on campus August 26-28 and take a test on campus. A second test would be required seven days after arriving on campus. (2) Arrive in the US early, complete a test August 18-21 and move-in August 24-26.  Students choosing the second option must provide a US address no later than August 6 to the testing company to ensure the at home test can be received prior to their telehealth visit August 18-21 

    • Students who have previously tested positive for COVID-19, or have a positive antibody test result, should send their results to depauwhealth@hendricks.org no later than August 6; please include your student ID number when sending this information. These students may not need to complete a return to campus pre-arrival or post-arrival test.


Thanks to those of you who attended the town halls. Links to each of the recorded forums are now available on our resources page. We know there are many outstanding questions and concerns and we are using recurring questions to add to our FAQ as fast as possible. Please continue to follow our updates on the main coronavirus page for added questions.   

COVID-19 Operational Task Force


Julia Sutherlin Proctor, Chair

COVID-19 Task Force