Housing & Residence Life released more information about the spring 2022 move-in process and entry testing in a Thursday morning email to students.
Students must attest that they have received a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours prior to returning to campus, as Duke announced Wednesday. The test must be from a certified provider and cannot be a self-administered rapid or antigen test. Students will receive more information via email in the coming days.
Once students arrive on campus, they must complete an entry test at one of the surveillance test site locations used during the fall semester, with the exceptions of Gilbert-Addoms dorm and the Power House, which will no longer be used for testing in the spring. Students do not need to make appointments for entry tests and can do so at any time the test sites are open.
Students must then sequester in their dorm rooms until they receive notification that their entry test was negative and the sequester can end, which typically occurs within 48 hours. While sequestering, students are to “limit in-person interactions with other students and only leave their rooms for essential activities, such as getting food.”
The email requested for students who move in Jan. 2 and early enough Jan. 3 to test Jan. 3. Those who do not arrive in time to test Jan. 3 should test Jan. 4, per the email. Students returning after Jan. 4 are asked to plan travel accordingly with test site hours, as students’ DukeCards will not be reactivated until entry testing is completed. Those who arrive after Jan. 7 must complete their entry test at the Washington Duke Inn test site.
Students who wish to attend the men’s basketball game against Georgia Tech Jan. 4 must complete an entry test Jan. 3 and receive notification that their sequester can end, Duke announced Wednesday.
The email instructed those who want to submit proof of COVID-19 or flu vaccinations or discuss approved exemptions to contact Duke Student Health for further details.
West Campus move-in will take place in the HRL-West Office in the Craven D/E archway. Hours Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 will be 12 to 5 p.m., and hours Jan. 4 through Jan. 7 will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unloading zones will be available for up to one hour Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. behind Wannamaker dorm, on Wannamaker Drive, on Chapel Drive and on Edens Drive. On Jan. 4, unloading zones will be available for up to one hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. behind Wannamaker dorm, on Wannamaker Drive and on Edens Drive.
East Campus move-in will take place in the HRL-East Office in Southgate dorm. Hours Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 will be 12 to 5 p.m., and hours Jan. 4 through Jan. 7 will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lancaster Commons, 300 Swift and SmartHome move-in will take place on the HRL-300 Swift Office. Hours Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 will be 12 to 5 p.m., and hours Jan. 4 through Jan. 7 will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Those who cannot arrive on campus during the move-in times listed should contact their Graduate Resident On Call, who will facilitate late arrival check-ins until 9 p.m. Any arrivals after that time must wait until the next day.
Leah Boyd is a Pratt junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 117th volume.