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New Students: Spring semester check-in and COVID-19 testing

New NVU Students,

Happy New Year! We have been working with the mandatory state guidance for COVID-19 to plan for your SOAR program and arrival to campus. Please read the information below thoroughly and reach out with any questions you may have.

Check-In Dates and Process:

  • Residential students will move on campus and get tested on January 29 at 1 p.m. Early arrivals and check-ins will not be available.
    • Only students will be permitted to enter any buildings, so please plan accordingly. Consistent with state COVID-19 policy, family/guests are prohibited from helping you move in to your room.
    • All residential students (including Vermont residents) will need to quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus. If you are unable to do this OR have to take public transportation to return to campus, you will need to move in to quarantine housing until you receive two negative COVID-19 tests. If you will need to quarantine upon arriving to campus, please contact no later than January 22.
  • Commuting students will test on January 30. Time blocks are limited so sign up early if you have a special preference. You have received a direct email communication from your campus regarding the specifics of signing up for a time block.
  • All students
    • Check in and testing will take place in the Moore Community Room (ASAC 100) at Lyndon and the Carter Gymnasium at Johnson.
    • Only students will be permitted to enter the building anyone accompanying you will have to wait in the parking lot.
    • Students will need to receive a negative test prior to attending classes on February 1. Additionally, all students will be required to get a second test – testing will be available in the Bole Gym on February 5 and 6.

NVU Health Pledge and COVID-19 Housing Policies:

  • All members of the NVU community are required to sign the NVU Health Pledge. Please review and sign prior to coming to campus for check-in/testing.
  • In addition to the policies and procedures we have in place within our Student Handbook, there are special COVID-19 specific policies. Those policies are attached to this email. Residential students should read this addendum prior to coming on campus for check-in/testing.

Meal Plan Changes:

  • New residential students are automatically assigned an unlimited meal plan. If you would like to request a change to your meal plan, you have until the end of the first week of classes to submit your request form on the eRezLife Portal at

Please note, any of the above is subject to change due to changes of the mandatory state guidance. Check your email frequently for updates and the website below. If you have any questions about any of the information you see here, please reach out.