Spring 2022 Check-in Information and Things to Know
January 6, 2022
Dear Huntingdon Students:
Have I mentioned lately that I can’t wait to have you back on campus?
In preparation for check-ins this weekend, let me give you an idea of what to expect. The overwhelming majority of students plan to check-in on Saturday or Sunday. Students checking in on Saturday and Sunday should report to Drum Theater. Check-in on Saturday and Sunday will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are part of a group checking-in on Friday, please report to Roland Arena at 10 a.m. For those needing a late check-in on Monday, you can report to Roland Arena between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
As part of check-in you will do 4 things:
- Turn in a signed copy of the Spring 2022 Community Compact. This was included in the Spring 2022 health and wellness protocols (pdf) and I’m attaching a copy for you. We will have copies available for you to sign at check-in if you don’t bring this with you.
- All students regardless of your vaccination status are required to participate in re-entry COVID testing. There are 2 ways you can satisfy the COVID testing requirement:
Option A – You can test at Huntingdon when you arrive at check-in. We will administer a rapid antigen test and have the results of your test in 15 minutes. This will be offered at no cost to students.
Option B – If you are traveling from a distance and don’t want to risk testing positive upon arrival at Huntingdon, you can have a COVID test administered by a healthcare professional the day before your check-in and bring documentation of that negative COVID test with you. The documentation you provide must include the following 5 things — your name, your date of birth, the date of the test, the type of test administered, and the result of the test. You can provide either an antigen test or a PCR test, but it should be a test administered by a healthcare professional at a place like a pharmacy or an urgent care facility. You cannot buy a test kit and administer the test at home and have that satisfy this requirement. Only tests administered the day before you check-in will be accepted in lieu of testing at Huntingdon. For those of you traveling far distances to campus, I especially encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
- Residential students will get the keys to their residences.
- Students can collect their Spring semester textbooks and other information resources at the Scarlet and Grey Shop.
Here are some additional things to know in advance of arriving:
- Your patience and positive spirit are appreciated.
- Masks are required throughout the check-in process.
- If you arrive after our check-in window, you will not be allowed access to your residence hall unless you have documentation of a negative COVID test from that day or the day before.
- No student will be allowed to attend in-person classes until they have checked-in and cleared the re-entry COVID testing protocol.
If you are not feeling well and are showing symptoms of illness, do not come to campus. Notify Nyree Conville at healthandwellness@hawks.
If you have tested positive in recent days or test positive in preparation for coming to campus, notify Nyree Conville at healthandwellness@hawks.
If you have updated your vaccination status since the Fall semester ended, send a copy of your vaccination card to healthandwellness@hawks.
Let me know if you have any questions. READY TO SEE YOU AT HUNTINGDON!
Dean of Students