All undergraduate students are required to complete pre-arrival testing before coming onto campus for the first time. All Vanderbilt undergraduates attending in-person classes (living on or off campus) will be re-tested after arrival.
Undergraduate students moving into on-campus housing will have their test kit waiting in their room. Students should follow the instructions that accompany the kit and complete the arrival test within 48 hours of move-in. The instructions denote where completed tests should be dropped off for processing.
Undergraduate students living off campus will pick up their test kit on campus. These kits will be available for pick-up at the Sarratt Box Office on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (last names A-L) and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (last names M-Z) or on Friday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (last names M-Z) and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (last names A-L). Undergraduate students who have not arrived by Aug. 21, can pick up their COVID-19 test kits and the health and safety kit the week of Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Sarratt Box Office. Pick-up days are scheduled based on last name: A-E on Aug. 24, F-J on Aug. 25, K-O on Aug. 26, P-T on Aug. 27, U-Z on Aug. 28.
The test should be completed within 48 hours of being picked up, and the instructions denote where completed tests should be dropped off for processing.
Anyone who tests positive from the arrival test kit must complete their isolation period until they are medically cleared to return to normal campus activities. The Public Health Central Command Center will follow up regarding the process to return to normal campus activities. Students who are in isolation on the first day of class will need to start classes online.