Entry Testing + Check-in Communication to Upperclass Regular Arrival Residential Undergraduates

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Email sent to all regular arrival residential (on-campus) upperclass students

Subject: Your Return to Campus: Check-In, Entry Testing, and Move-In

Monday, August 2, 2021

Good afternoon,

The fall semester is quickly approaching, and we are excited to see you back on campus soon. In this email, you'll find more information about your return to campus, including entry testing, check-in, and move-in. 

Please note that this email outlines the entry process for students returning during regular move-in from August 20-22. If you are an approved early arrival student, you will receive a separate email outlining your process.

 

STEP 1: SIGN UP FOR ENTRY TESTING (PRIOR TO DURHAM)

All Duke students must complete an entry test for COVID-19 prior to the Fall 2021 semester. Your DukeCard will remain inactive until you’ve completed this process. 

 

STEP 2: CHECK IN AT THE LANDING (BRYAN CENTER)

  • You will be emailed a parking pass for the Card Lot prior to your testing date, which you can use while you are checking in and completing your entry test. 
  • Remember to bring a mask to check in and your entry test.
  • All students will need a DukeCard or another form of identification to check in.
  • Complete your housing paperwork and receive your key/fob and other Residence Life materials.

 

STEP 3: COMPLETE YOUR ENTRY TESTING IN PENN PAVILION

All Duke students must complete an entry test for COVID-19 prior to the Fall 2021 semester. Your DukeCard will remain inactive until you’ve completed this process. 

  • Complete your entry test at Penn Pavilion. Once you have completed your entry test, you will enter Duke's surveillance testing program for the remainder of the fall semester. 
  • Get your Mobile DukeCard (if you don’t have it already). Once you’ve completed your entry test, you can add your DukeCard to your iPhone or Android device. Detailed instructions are available on the mobile DukeCard site.  If you need a physical DukeCard in addition to the mobile DukeCard, you can visit the DukeCard office to obtain one, but due to the current global chip shortage, we are asking students to “go mobile” if possible unless a physical card is needed. Instructions for setting up an appointment can be found on the DukeCard appointment site.

Like surveillance testing, you'll only be notified of your result if you test positive for COVID-19. If you don't hear anything, that means your test was negative. You can learn more about Duke's testing practices at the Duke United website

A note on vaccines: If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccination or do not have an approved medical or religious exemption, you'll be directed to check in with Student Health while in Penn Pavilion. Students have until Monday, August 23, to complete the university’s vaccination requirement. Failure to do so may result in the revocation of your campus access. More information about the vaccination requirement, which vaccinations meet Duke's requirements, and how to update your vaccination status can be found at the Duke COVID vaccine website. 


STEP 4: MOVE IN

  • Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) will be helping us manage traffic around the residence halls during move-in. More information about parking passes is available at the PTS website.
  • You may unload your vehicle next to your residence hall. We encourage you to keep one person at your vehicle at all times. 
  • Once you’ve moved your vehicle to an approved parking lot, feel free to unpack, (re)meet your hallmates, and settle in!

 

As a reminder, all plans, processes, and guidelines--including testing processes, masking, and other protocols--remain subject to change based on the continually evolving pandemic landscape. Be sure to check out Duke’s COVID-19 website for information and updates. Thank you for your continued partnership in helping keep the Duke and Durham communities safer. 

 

Sincerely,

Housing & Residence Life 

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