Required Testing for Fall Semester Students
Last Updated: June 24, 2021
The University of Evansville had a very successful spring semester with a small number of COVID-19 cases. This is the result of the intentional practices of our campus community who have come together to limit the spread of the virus on campus.
In preparing for the Fall 2021 semester, we will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to protect our campus community. Similar to the spring 2021 semester, the following will be required: A negative COVID-19 test is required for all full and part-time students who have reason to be on the UE or Stone Center for Health Sciences campuses. This requirement is also for all students enrolled in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes who have reason to be on the campuses for meetings, classes, labs, library, etc.
Students participating in study abroad programs, including Harlaxton College, will be provided specific information from the Study Abroad office regarding testing and vaccine requirements for fall travel.
Students (part-time and full-time) will be required to either:
Submit a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more than seven days prior to arriving to the University of Evansville or Stone Center for Health Sciences campuses.
Note: All students who submit a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to participate in the Random COVID-19 Testing Program throughout the fall semester in order to remain in classes.
Submit documentation that you have received the full vaccination for COVID-19, 14 days or more before arriving on campus.
Note: Those who have been fully vaccinated and submit the appropriate documentation do not need to submit a negative COVID-19 test and will not be required to participate in the Random COVID-19 Testing Program.
Submit documentation that you had COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
Note: Those with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 90 days will be automatically enrolled in the fall Random COVID-19 Testing Program unless they provide documentation of being fully vaccinated.
Students who are enrolled in ALL ONLINE COURSES and have no obligation to visit the University of Evansville campus, or the Stone Center for Health Sciences campus, are not required to submit a negative COVID-19 test prior to beginning classes for the fall semester.
If you are submitting a negative test result:
The COVID-19 test must be administered no sooner than seven days prior to arrival on campus.
Example: If you live on campus and plan to move in on August 20, your test must be administered no sooner than August 12.
Example: If you live off-campus, your test must be administered no sooner than August 18 as classes begin on August 25.
Results must be uploaded no later than two days prior to the arrival time to campus.
Students submitting a negative test result will be provided additional information regarding the required fall Random COVID-19 Testing Program.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days:
- If test results are older than three months, a negative test result administered no more than 7 days prior to planned arrival or proof of full vaccination must be submitted before arrival.
- Documentation of a positive COVID-19 test within the past 3 months must be submitted with the date of the diagnosis clearly displayed.
- The student must not have an active case of COVID-19 and must not have symptoms before submitting any documentation for clearance.
Fall Random COVID-19 Testing Program
Those submitting a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to participate in a Random COVID-19 Testing Program conducted throughout the fall semester. Those who have been fully vaccinated and submit the appropriate documentation do not need to submit a negative COVID-19 test and will not be required to participate in the Random COVID-19 Testing Program.
Submitting Negative Test Results or Vaccine Documentation
The COVID-19 test must be an antigen or PCR test from an approved medical facility with documented and dated results. Students will need to upload their documentation through the designated portal (see link below). Once results are uploaded and all requirements met, students will receive an email confirmation that they have met the COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination requirements and may come to the campuses. This email will be required upon arrival for move-in, as well as attending classes.
Students will be exempt from the Random COVID-19 Testing Program in the fall if they are fully vaccinated.
- For Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations, a validated certificate of a second shot of the vaccination must be submitted prior to your return. If you have only received one shot, a validated negative test must be supplied.
- For Johnson and Johnson, a validated certificate of one vaccine is required.
- Your last vaccine dose must have been received at least 14 days before your scheduled date to arrive on campus. Otherwise, you will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test.
Students in University Housing
Students living in university housing as well as Approved University Housing (fraternity houses), must have received an email verifying their compliance with the COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine requirement prior to arrival. No one will be allowed to move into their assigned space without meeting the COVID-19 testing requirement. Please make sure the documentation you submit complies with the deadlines listed above.
Students Living Off-Campus
Students who do not live on campus are still required to submit the same documentation regarding COVID-19. The COVID-19 test must be administered no sooner than seven days prior to the beginning of classes (August 18). A negative COVID-19 test result must be submitted two days prior to the beginning of classes (August 23). Documentation of full vaccination may be submitted at any time but no later than two days prior to the beginning of classes (August 23).
Upload your Negative Test Results or Vaccination Documentation:
Released to Attend Fall Classes
After submitting your test result or documentation that you have been fully vaccinated, you will receive an email from UE confirming your ability to participate in Fall 2021 classes. The University will notify your professors that you have met the requirements set forth by the Coronavirus Task Force and that you are allowed to fully participate in fall classes. If you do not meet the COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination requirements, you will not be able to attend classes. (Note: The University will not disclose your testing or COVID-19 vaccination status to faculty.)
For questions regarding testing and proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org.