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Feb. 3, 2021- Undergraduate student Return to Campus Update

Posted by on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Community Messages.

COVID-19 testing app now available 

The free Safer Community app is now available for download. While it is not required, we recommend using it for a quicker check-in process at the Testing Center.   

  • Expedites testing center check-in and viewing of test results. 
  • Use your Vanderbilt email address when registering. You will be guided to the university’s single sign-on as a part of the registration process. 

Learn more on the Safer Community app resource page.   

Parking for Testing Center available 

Individuals with campus permits can park in Parking Lot 27 (which is between the Currey Tennis Center and the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center), the 25th Avenue Garage or the West Garage.    

Individuals who do not have campus permits can park in Parking Lot 27.  

  • The lot has been designated as no ticket/no tow for those parking for testing. 
  • Individuals can use the lot for up to 30 minutes while being tested.  
  • Individuals can also park in the designated visitor parking area in the 25th Avenue Garage or other visitor areas

COVID-19 public dashboard launches today 

The spring COVID-19 public dashboard has launched and includes the results of our arrival testing program from Jan. 10 to Jan. 30, 2021 

  • Dashboard will be updated every Wednesday. 
  • Each week’s numbers will include tests and results from Sunday to Saturday of the previous week. 

 Tents to open at full capacity beginning Thursday 

In response to student and faculty feedback, the three large tents on campus have been replaced with five tents that are smaller in size, heated and lighted with several electrical outlets and Wi-Fi access.   

  • Tents will open at full capacity beginning Thursday, Feb. 4.
  • More information can be found on the Return to Campus website. 

Recreation center will open with limited hours Feb. 7 

The David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center is scheduled to reopen Feb. 7. Though it will reopen in phases and the hours will be limited, we know this resource has been missed by students. We look forward to welcoming you back to it.   

Tennis Center remains closed  

The Tennis Center will remain closed until warmer weather returns consistently. Visit to view updates. The Office of the Dean of Students InnerVU email will provide updates when the center resumes operations. 

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-The Return to Campus Team