As we begin the fall semester, we’re committed to maintaining a safe and healthy campus. And while much uncertainty remains regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the unpredictable impact it will have in the coming months, we intend to move forward with the understanding that the situation demands flexibility, particularly as we prioritize the health and well-being of all faculty, staff and students.
Defend the Den.
What you need to know to about our response to COVID-19 and how we intend to keep our residential campus safe and healthy for everyone. Information on these pages will be updated frequently throughout the academic year.
Routine testing is a critically important way to quickly—and accurately—measure the health of our campus in real-time. That is why Ursinus is conducting daily on-campus testing throughout the semester. Students who are fully vaccinated will be tested every three weeks in a “block” approach, while students approved for a vaccination exemption, or who are not yet two weeks past their final vaccine shot, will be tested once every week. Here is the block schedule for fully vaccinated students:
- Block A (weeks of 9/6, 9/27, 10/18, 11/8, 11/29)
- Block B (weeks of 9/13, 10/4, 10/25, 11/15, 12/6)
- Block C (weeks of 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 11/22, 12/13)
Students should reserve a testing date and time using “Pick A Time.” Additionally, we will only use the NAVICA app to process your testing results. Every student must download that app.
Weekly Testing Schedule in Lower Level of Myrin Library:
Monday: 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Given the increased transmission of the Delta variant, masks are now generally required for shared indoor settings and indoor academic spaces, regardless of your vaccination status. Please always have a mask available when you are on campus and be mindful of your peers and colleagues. Masks do not have to be worn outdoors.
Isolation and Quarantine
Unlike last year, the college has very limited housing options to accommodate those who need to isolate or quarantine. Regardless of their vaccination status, all students should have a personal plan to isolate off-campus should they test positive. In a change to our our quarantine guidelines, students who are fully vaccinated and are named as contacts will not be required to quarantine but will instead participate in daily testing for five days. Full Details