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Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing

OU Housing Resident,

As the fall semester comes to a close, the university is proactively planning for spring 2021. All students living in on-campus, congregate housing (Residence Halls and Residential Colleges) and new Housing residents will be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to the start of the spring 2021 semester. The university has arranged for convenient testing options at no cost to students. Please see below for more specific information about your testing plan based on which group fits your circumstances.

I left campus after Thanksgiving and received the post-Thanksgiving Housing credit

  • Complete an at-home COVID-19 test.
    • OU has partnered with Vault Health to mail you an at-home saliva-based COVID-19 test to complete in advance of your arrival to campus.
    • You will receive an email with full details and instructions on how to submit your COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus.
    • Testing kits will be mailed and administered at no cost to students.
  • A negative test result must be received to return to your permanent Housing space.
  • OU Health Services will follow up with further directions as necessary when test results are received.

I did not leave campus for Winter Break and did not receive the post-Thanksgiving Housing credit

  • Complete an on-site COVID-19 test.
  • OU Health Services will provide on-site COVID-19 testing in the Walker Center Storm Shelter multiple days in January at no cost to students.
  • Residents will need to schedule a testing appointment online. Further details, including a link to schedule your testing appointment, will be sent to your OU email in early January.

I am a new OU student and OU Housing resident in spring 2021

  • Complete an at-home COVID-19 test.
    • OU has partnered with Vault Health to mail you an at-home saliva-based COVID-19 test to complete in advance of your arrival to campus.
    • You will receive an email with full details and instructions on how to submit your COVID-19 test prior to your campus arrival.
    • Testing kits will be mailed and administered at no cost to students.
  • A negative test result must be received to move into your permanent Housing space.
  • OU Health Services will follow up with further directions as necessary when test results are received.

I am an international student arriving from outside the United States

  • Complete an on-site COVID-19 test.
  • OU Health Services will provide on-site COVID-19 testing at Goddard Health Services at no cost to students upon your arrival to campus. Further details, including a link to schedule your testing appointment, will be sent to your OU email in January.

While COVID-19 continues to create unique challenges to everyone at the university, we are committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment where you can thrive. Please contact OU Housing at housinginfo@ou.edu or (405) 325-2511 if you have any questions or concerns. University offices will be closed for winter break (Dec. 24-Jan. 3), which could impact response times.

Sincerely,

Dr. ShaRhonda Maclin

Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director for Housing and Residence Life

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