Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing for Students

   Campus Announcements | Posted on November 30, 2020

Nov. 30, 2020

Dear student,

As we prepare for the beginning of spring semester this January, we will once again require all students to complete a COVID-19 test both if they plan to attend classes in-person on the main campus or are studying remotely but living locally. PLEASE NOTE: You will not be allowed to attend in-person classes and campus activities this spring semester until your COVID-19 test results are received.

Click here to reserve an appointment date and time for your mandatory spring COVID-19 test. Instructions on reserving your appointment can be found here. Please keep in mind that you should align your COVID-19 testing appointment with your class schedule. Appointments should be made no later than noon the day before your desired testing date.

The following are the dates and times when the various student groups will be tested.

  • Community students and Residence Life student workers
    • Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Community students and Residence Life student workers
    • Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Residence Hall and Community students
    • Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, from 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Residence Hall students
    • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Residence Hall students
    • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Please note these key reminders as you schedule your appointment:

  • If you are a residential domestic undergraduate student, please arrive on campus no more than one day prior to your testing appointment.
  • If you are an international student arriving from an international destination (other than Canada), please arrive at least four days prior to your scheduled testing date. COVID-19 has a four-day incubation period, and we need you to wait for four days after your arrival into the U.S. to be tested.
  • If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian print and complete the minor medical consent form and carry the form with you to testing.

Students who for medical reasons require an alternative testing method or whose academic/work schedule does not coincide with testing dates/times may request testing accommodations at an alternative testing site. Students will be responsible for the cost of those off-campus tests. To request consideration for a testing accommodation, please complete this form.

If you encounter any technical difficulties while reserving your appointment or have questions regarding COVID-19 testing, please email covid19@andrews.edu. Thank you for doing your part to help better mitigate risk for the overall safety and well-being of our campus community.

With care,

Frances Faehner
Vice President for Campus & Student Life