COVID FAQ: How do I get tested if I have to return early or remained on campus?

Students who must return to their campus communities prior to Feb. 15 or who have remained in their campus communities over winter break are required to participate in COVID-19 testing and have a negative COVID test result on file prior to their return to their campus community. Self-test kits will be provided to students at no cost. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Students are urged to postpone their return to their campus community unless it is necessary for work, academic-program-specific reasons or other important circumstances. All students who have traveled or have remained in their campus communities over break are required to participate in COVID-19 testing and have a negative result on file. This includes graduate students or students who have remained on campus during the winter break. Self-test kits will be provided to students at no cost. The University plans to have a test result on file for every student within 72 hours before they are back on campus. Students who have a positive test on file with the University from within the last 90 days do not need to complete this testing.

If you must return to your campus community before Feb. 15, please follow these steps to make sure you complete the testing process before you return.

Last Updated January 06, 2021