Fall 2022: What you need to know

Since returning to a residential campus experience earlier than most, Purdue University has been a leader in navigating COVID-19. We have done so because of the individual responsibility that our students, faculty and staff have owned versus relying on strong mandates. We will continue to follow this pathway with the start of the 2022-23 academic year, and we need you to continue to play your part. 

Review the Protect Purdue Pledge

The Protect Purdue Pledge outlines how students, faculty and staff can continue to take responsibility for their own health, protect others and protect the campus community by helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infections. The pledge encourages Boilermakers to take steps including: 

  • Wear a face mask in public if risk of exposure is high.
  • Test if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have a personal plan for proper isolation or quarantine.
  • Stay home, away from others, and contact PUSH (students), Center for Healthy Living (employees), or a primary care provider if feeling ill.

Testing

Pre-arrival testing for Purdue students is not required for the Fall 2022 semester. For students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, testing can be scheduled through PUSH. At-home COVID-19 tests are also encouraged.

Faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can schedule a test through the CHL.

What to do if you’re ill or exposed to COVID-19

All faculty, staff and students will be expected to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Below are the steps that should be taken if you feel ill or are exposed to COVID-19:

For students:

  • If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and do not attend work or class. If you are at work or in class when symptoms begin, go home immediately.  
  • Inform your instructor of your absence and contact PUSH at (765) 494-1700 if you are symptomatic and need to schedule a test. 
  • The University has a limited amount of housing space available for isolation and quarantine during the 2022-23 academic year. You should have a personal plan for proper quarantine and isolation should it be necessary in the event that on-campus accommodations are not available at any given time. Information regarding quarantine and isolation resources can be found here.
  • If you test positive using an at-home COVID-19 test, you should execute your personal isolation plan and stay away from others as much as possible. If you must be around other people, wear a face mask. You can calculate your isolation period using the CDC calculator.
  • For assistance with absence notifications or isolation, contact PPHC at pphc@121.health.

For faculty and staff:

  • If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home. If you are at work when symptoms begin, you should go home immediately.  
  • If you are symptomatic and need to schedule a test, you can do so through the Center for Healthy Living.  
  • Faculty and staff seeking support for COVID-19 will need to work with their primary care provider or the CHL. 
  • If you test positive using an at-home COVID-19 test, you should execute your personal isolation plan and stay away from others as much as possible. If you must be around other people, wear a face mask. 
  • You can calculate your isolation period and determine when you can return to work using the CDC calculator.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how to get vaccinated

If you haven’t already, we encourage anyone fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to submit proof of vaccination. While Purdue is not requiring the COVID-19 vaccine, it is strongly encouraged.

Purdue does not currently require the booster for a person to be considered fully vaccinated, but individuals who receive the booster are encouraged to submit proof of receiving it. Find more details about submitting proof of and getting a COVID-19 vaccination on the Protect Purdue Vaccination Information webpage