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COVID-19 Testing: Undergraduate Student Arrival Testing

Posted by on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in .

All Vanderbilt undergraduates attending in-person classes (living on or off campus) will be re-tested after arrival. Undergraduate students moving into on-campus housing will have their test kit waiting in their room. Undergraduate students living off-campus will pick-up their COVID test kit with their health and safety kits at the Sarratt Box Office on August 20 and 22 and the week of August 24-28. Times for pick up at the Sarratt Box Office on Thursday, August 20 are from 10 am to 1:30 pm (Last Names A-L) and 1:30 pm to 5 pm (Last Names M-Z) or on Friday, August 21 from 10 am to 1:30 pm (Last Names M-Z) and 1:30 pm to 5 pm (Last Names A-L). You can also pick up your COVID test kit and the health and safety kit the week of August 24, and pick-up days have again been arranged based on last name.

  • Monday, August 24: Last Names A-E
  • Tuesday, August 25: Last Names F-J
  • Wednesday, August 26: Last Names K-O
  • Thursday, August 27: Last Names P-T
  • Friday, August 28: Last Names U-Z

The kits will be available at the Sarratt Box Office between 10 am and 6 pm each day.

The test should be completed within 48 hours of being picked up, and the instructions will denote where completed tests should be dropped off for processing.

Anyone who tests positive from the arrival test kit must complete their isolation period until they are medically cleared to return to normal campus activities. The Public Health Central Command Center will follow up regarding the process to return to normal campus activities. If you are still in isolation on the first day of class, you will need to start your classes online.

The comprehensive arrival testing program, along with the pre-arrival testing information, will provide data to inform continued decisions for periodic testing throughout the fall. Additional information can be found on the Undergraduate Student Testing on Campus & Recovery page.