Dear Seattle U Student:
As we prepare for fall quarter, I am writing with a reminder about the university’s pre-arrival (entry) testing and post-arrival testing requirements for all undergraduate and graduate students.
All students are required to complete one pre-arrival (entry) test. Residential students are required to complete two tests: a pre-arrival (entry) test and a post-arrival test.
PRE-ARRIVAL TESTING (ALL STUDENTS)
All undergraduate and graduate students who will be physically on-campus this academic year are required to complete pre-arrival (entry) testing, regardless of vaccination status. All COVID-19 test documentation must include your name and date of birth.
- Pre-arrival (entry) testing: Complete your entry test as soon as possible and no later than September 27.
- We understand that some entry tests will be completed after you first arrive on campus. You do not need to receive your result by September 27, and you can still come to campus while awaiting your results. Please upload your test results as soon as you receive them to the COVID-19 Test Results submissionform and select “Fall Quarter 2021 Pre-Arrival testing (Students)”. Pre-arrival testing should be completed in your local area prior to your first day on-campus when possible. Pre-arrival testing is not available on-campus. Examples of nearby testing sites:
Polyclinic Broadway Walk-Thru
1145 Broadway Suite C, 2nd Floor
.25 miles from campus
Mon to Fri: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
No appointment required. More info:
Curative Walk-Up Kiosk at Garfield HS
501 25th Ave. S
Mon. to Fri: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Book online at www.curative.com
Other Locations in King County
POST-ARRIVAL TESTING (RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS ARRIVING ON OR AFTER 9/18 ONLY)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM THESE TESTING REQUIREMENTS?
If your classes are fully online and you will not visit campus for any reason during the academic year, please complete the off-campus attestation form to be exempted from the pre-arrival and surveillance testing requirements. If your plans change later in the year and you will be coming to campus for any reason, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent COVID Diagnosis
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you are exempt from pre-arrival/post-arrival and surveillance testing until the 90-day window has passed. Please email email@example.com with the date of your positive test to be exempted from the pre-arrival/post-arrival testing requirements.
Residential Students Who Arrived BEFORE 9/18 (Exempt from Post-Arrival Testing ONLY)
Residential students who moved in before September 18 do not need to complete post-arrival testing but are required to complete pre-arrival (entry) testing by September 27.
WHAT KIND OF TESTS WILL YOU ACCEPT?
Any PCR or antigen test is acceptable. We cannot accept antibody tests or at-home tests. Make sure your test results include your name and date of birth. Upload your results here: COVID-19 Test Results submission.
WHAT IF I CAN’T SCHEDULE A PRE-ARRIVAL TEST BEFORE MY FIRST DAY ON CAMPUS?
We understand that testing sites have limited appointments. Please make your best effort to schedule your test within the 72-hours prior to your first day on-campus, but if you are unable to do so, please have your test completed by September 27.
WHAT IF I HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMING TO CAMPUS?
Please take your test as soon as possible, but no later than September 27. Upload your test results as soon as they are available.
WHAT IF MY RESULTS ARE DELAYED?
Please upload your results as soon as they are available. Be sure that the results include your name and date of birth. We understand that different testing sites have different test turnaround times.
CAN I STILL COME TO CAMPUS/GO TO CLASS IF I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY RESULTS?
Yes, you can still come to campus and attend classes. Please upload your results as soon as they are available.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE TESTING POLICES?
Students who do not comply with these testing requirements may be fined $250.00. Please reach out if we can help you identify a testing site or if you have any questions about these expectations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take seriously our responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to promote a safe and healthy campus community. Thank you for your commitment to keeping our Redhawk community safe.
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students