Protect Purdue

Protect Myself. Protect Others. Protect Purdue.

Essential guidance for the spring 2022 semester

Latest Updates

[January 24] Jan. 24 update from the Protect Purdue team: In true Boilermaker fashion, our campus community continues to live by and adhere to our Protect Purdue Pledge and protocols, operating as safely, openly and actively as any university in the country while closely monitoring the science and local conditions. . 

[January 10] Protect Purdue team provides updated testing protocols: For now, all testing for COVID-19 will require an appointment and a new location has been established to provide testing for dependents. 

[January 4] Spring 2022 return to campus: The Protect Purdue team, in conjunction with our Medical Advisory Team, continues to meet regularly and agrees that we will return to in-person instruction next week as planned.  

[December 8] COVID-19 booster shots — the next small step to return campus to normal: In a video message, Protect Purdue leadership encourage all Boilermakers to receive the COVID-19 booster shot now.

[November 15] Spring semester outlook: Plans for the spring 2022 semester include an intention to relax some Protect Purdue protocols on or around February 1.

[November 15] End-of-semester guidance: Surveillance testing, pre-departure testing and other important information.

[November 11] Pediatric vaccine update: As the university awaits shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11, parents are encouraged to utilize alternate local vaccination options.

[November 4] Pfizer booster shots now available at campus clinic to eligible recipients of COVID-19 vaccines from other manufacturers: Those vaccinated against COVID-19 with any vaccine that has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization or WHO approval may now choose to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at the campus vaccine clinic

[October 29] Face masks are now optional while actively exercising in Recreation & Wellness facilities: Effective Monday (Nov. 1), face masks will be optional for anyone while actively exercising in all Purdue University Recreation & Wellness facilities.

[October 15] Most individuals who received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 6+ months ago now eligible for booster shot: Anyone 18 or older who is living, taking classes or working on campus or in a fraternity, sorority and cooperative life facility and who received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine six or more months ago is eligible to receive the booster shot. 

[September 30] Booster shots available at campus vaccine clinic: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to eligible members of the Purdue University community at the West Lafayette campus vaccine clinic.

All information and guidance applies to Purdue West Lafayette employees unless otherwise noted (incl. Extension and Polytechnic Statewide). Additional guidance for Purdue Northwest can be found here. Additional guidance for Purdue Fort Wayne can be found here.