Required Testing for Spring Semester
Last Updated: January 11, 2021
The University of Evansville had a very successful fall semester despite the number of COVID-19 cases in our local community. 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. However, with numbers on the rise across our country, and the numerous locations from which students will return for the spring semester, the COVID-19 task force believes extra precautions are necessary to protect our campus community as we reopen for the spring semester.
For this reason, students (part-time and full-time) will be required to either:
- Submit a negative COVID-19 test result before arriving on campus or taking courses.
- Submit documentation that you had COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
- Submit documentation that you have received two doses of the vaccine.
Negative test results must be:
- Administered no sooner than seven days prior to arrival.
- Uploaded no later than two days prior to the requested time.
- A positive test administered within the past 3 months.
- The student must not have an active case of COVID-19 and must not have symptoms.
- If test results are older than three months, a negative test result administered no more than 7 days prior to planned arrival must be submitted.
Students attending class remotely must also update results no later than two days before the start of class. This requirement is for all students enrolled in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.
Notifying Your Professors
After submitting your test result or a certificate of a second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, you will receive an email from UE confirming your ability to participate in classes. This email must be forwarded to your professors for the Spring 2021 semester so they know you are cleared to join.
Part-time students who are taking classes on the University of Evansville campus or who have a need to be on campus prior to February 1, must submit a negative COVID test prior to beginning classes for the spring semester.
Students enrolled in All On-Line Courses
Students who are enrolled in ALL ON-LINE COURSES and have no obligation to be on the University of Evansville campus, or the Stone Center for Health Sciences campus, before February 1 are not required to submit a negative COVID test prior to beginning classes for the spring semester.
Submitting Test Results and Vaccine Documentation
The COVID-19 test must be an antigen or PCR test from an approved medical facility with documented results. Students will need to upload their documentation through the designated portal. Once results are uploaded and cleared by the University, students will receive an email confirmation that they are cleared to return to campus. The clearance email will be required upon arrival for move-in, as well as attending classes.
Students may be exempt from the required testing if they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 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.
Students in University Housing
Similar to the fall semester, students living in university housing as well as Approved University Housing (fraternity houses), must schedule an appointment for moving into their assigned space.
Move-in appointments will not be approved without providing documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result as described above.
Students living Off-Campus
For students who do not live on campus, a negative test result must be submitted two days prior to the beginning of classes (January 17) but no sooner than seven days prior to the beginning of classes (January 12).