Do I need to be tested for COVID-19 before the fall semester? (Updated July 21)

Yes. As the next step to protect the health and safety of everyone on campus and the community, all students living on campus this fall will be required to be tested for COVID-19 and have a negative test result on file with the Protect Purdue Health Center prior to moving into their residence hall in August. Those students living off campus also will be required to be tested for COVID-19 and have negative test results on file with the PPHC prior to participating in an on-campus program in August or attending their first in-person class.

Specific instructions are available here on how and when to get tested for COVID-19 in August before traveling to campus, while allowing adequate time for processing and reporting test results before arrival.

For students participating in Early Start, Summer Start and other programs throughout July, as well as students already at Purdue for work, research or classes this summer, special arrangements have been made to test them on campus or in collaboration with local testing partners.