Looking for information on Spring 2022 Semester?
For the latest updates about returning to campus for Spring Semester 2022, visit the Duke United website.
For all messages sent to students with COVID-related and return to campus information, visit the Updates for Students page.
For information on the COVID vaccine and booster requirements, visit Duke’s COVID Vaccine website.
Through January 18, free entry testing will be available at test sites listed here. Starting Jan. 10, students must inform staff on site that they need an entry test, not a surveillance test. Questions? Survtest@duke.edu for surveillance testing questions.
To schedule your required booster, call Student Health 919.681.9355 option 1 or go online. If you got your booster at home during break, find how to get the info on your Duke record. (Scroll down to “Outside Vaccination Reporting.”)
Have questions about housing? Email Housing@duke.edu for housing-specific questions.
All on-campus dining will be grab-and-go until January 18; no indoor dining is permitted during this time. All Duke facilities remain open. Indoor mask requirements remain in place.
Recent messages from Student Affairs to students regarding preparing for Spring 2022
Please note: For all messages to students sent from the University containing with COVID-related and return to campus information, visit the Updates for Students page on Duke’s Coronavirus response website.
December 31: Dec. 31 Update to Plans for Start of Spring Semester
*sent from University as an update to 12/22 message. For all messages to students sent from the University containing with COVID-related and return to campus information, visit the Updates for Students page on Duke’s Coronavirus response website.
December 22: Spring Semester Updates for Undergraduate Students
What should I do if I have tested positive over the break? Please email the test results to Student Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If have have recently tested positive, should I complete the PCR test prior to coming to Duke? No, but make sure to share your testing information with Student Health. Provided your positive test result in on record with Student Health, you will not be included in the entry test or surveillance testing program until your 90-day period has concluded. Your DukeCard will remain active on January 5th which is the date DukeCards will be deactivated for students who have not completed their spring entry test.
What if I can not test on the day I am instructed to do so? You are able to test the day before or the day after your instructed test date and the system will count it towards your required test. For example, if you were instructed to test Wednesday but knew you could not, you could test Tuesday and it would meet the requirement. Keep in mind if you test the day after, your ID will have been deactivated the night before but will reactivate when you do the surveillance test.
I live on campus and missed my required test on Friday, will my DukeCard be deactivated all weekend? How will I get into my building and eat on campus? For on campus students, your DukeCard is reactivated for the weekend even if you missed the test on Friday to allow you to gain access to your building and continue to eat on campus.
I tested positive for COVID but am receiving emails instructing me to do a surveillance test. What am I supposed to do? Anyone who has tested COVID+ is removed from the surveillance testing program for the next 90 days. We will check to make sure this has happened. Please ignore emails instructing you to do a surveillance test until your 90 day period has passed.
I am leaving town and will miss a surveillance test, what should I do? When you return to Durham, please complete a surveillance test at your earliest opportunity.
I am getting emails instructing me to test more than once per week, is that supposed to occur? Depending upon conditions, some populations are tested more than once per week. For example, on campus students are often tested twice per week. Also, students identified as having had exposure to a COVID+ individual will be tested more frequently (2-3 times per week) for the two weeks after the exposure.
Each week I seem to be called to test on the same day, but that day does not work for me, can I change by weekly testing date? We are not able to accommodate individual requests to change your weekly testing day. However, you can test the day prior (and the day after) and the system will count it towards your required test for that week.