To Students and Families:
Early returning resident assistants, international students, and winter athletes have or will receive specific information from their campus contact people.
Off-campus students who will spend any amount of time on campus during the winter term for any reason will need to complete arrival testing. Off-campus students who will not spend any amount of time on campus in the winter term may opt out of arrival and surveillance testing through the Opt Out form. Please complete the opt out process by Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This will ensure that we work with the most accurate list of students to be tested.
COVID-19 arrival testing for off-campus students will occur at the following times in the Hicks Banquet Room:
- Saturday, January 9 2–5 p.m.
- Sunday, January 10 2–5 p.m.
- Monday, January 11 3–5 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 12 3–5 p.m.
Students can schedule their specific testing time and date through the online scheduling form.
Reminders: Bring a photo ID of yourself, arrive at your scheduled time, do not bring friends and wear a mask. You may not get COVID-19 arrival testing if you are ill or have a fever. Please contact the Student Health Center at 269-337-7200 should you need diagnostic COVID-19 testing.
Every student living in a residence hall will complete COVID-19 testing upon their arrival to campus, before moving into their residence hall. Testing times align with move-in times and will occur in the Hicks Banquet Room:
- Friday, January 15 4–6 p.m.
- Saturday, January 16 2–5 p.m.
- Sunday, January 17 2–5 p.m.
Students will be guided through the process individually by campus staff, while families will wait outside of the Hicks Student Center. Though the testing process itself is very quick, you may need to wait while others move through the process. We appreciate your patience.
Reminders: Bring a photo ID of yourself, do not bring friends and wear a mask. You may not get COVID-19 arrival testing if you are ill or have a fever. Please contact the Student Health Center at 269-337-7200 should you need diagnostic COVID-19 testing.
We will communicate again in early January, and hope that this revised information helps in your planning. As a reminder, the College will be closed from December 23–January 3. You may direct any questions over the holiday break via email to the pertinent department (click here for links to department contact information) and someone will follow up with you.
We wish you rest, relaxation, and restorative time as we end 2020, and we look forward to seeing you, virtually or in person, in the new year.
Sarah B. Westfall
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
Danette Ifert Johnson