Student Affairs

Student Affairs

Entry Testing Communication for Graduate/Professional Students


SUBJECT: Fall Semester COVID-19 Entry Testing Instructions for Graduate/Professional Students


July 30, 2021 

Good afternoon,

We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon for the start of the fall semester. We are writing today to outline what you can expect related to COVID-19 entry testing and other testing protocols this semester. 


Entry Testing

Entry Testing + Check-in Communication to Summer Residents Transitioning to Fall Housing Assignments


Email sent to current on-campus summer residents 


Monday, August 2, 2021

Subject: Fall Move-In and COVID-19 Entry Testing

Good afternoon [[Profile..First_Name]]

Unique ID: [[Profile..University_ID]]


The end of summer is quickly approaching, and so we're writing today to share more information about your transition from summer and fall. There are three sections to this email: (1) entry testing, (2) key/fob pick-up, & (3) moving.


Entry Testing + Check-in Communication to Early Arrival Residential Undergraduates


Email sent to early arrival (new-to-campus) undergraduates on a rolling basis (dependent on program).


Subject: Fall Early Arrival Move-In and COVID-19 Entry Testing

Good afternoon [[Profile..First_Name]]

Unique ID: [[Profile..University_ID]]

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

Entry Testing + Check-in Communication to Incoming Duke Kunshan University (DKU) Students


Subject: DKU Student Arrival: Entry Testing, Check-In, and Move-In

Sent: Monday, August 2, 2021


Dear DKU students,

We are so excited to welcome you to campus soon. We're writing to share important information about your arrival to campus, including checking into your campus residence hall, completing your entry test for COVID-19 (which is required for all students), and moving in. 


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