Update on COVID-19 Student Testing Requirements
As the University continues preparation for residential move-in beginning Sept. 11 and in anticipation of in-person classes resuming Sept. 21, the below guidelines for testing requirements have been established.
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS IN CLEMSON AREA
Off-campus students living in the Clemson area at this time are highly encouraged to have COVID testing completed as soon as possible to provide the University with an understanding of the spread of the virus among the population. PCR testing is available at NewSpring just off of main campus and students who take part in the free testing will receive a special “I am Part of the Solution” t-shirt.
Testing will continue in the NewSpring parking lot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday over the next three weeks:
- Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2
- Sept. 7, 8, 9
- Sept. 14, 15, 16
REQUIREMENTS FOR ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS
Before gaining access to residences, students must provide proof of a negative COVID test (PCR nasopharyngeal or saliva) taken in the previous 10 days OR a positive serologic antibody test within the past 40 days. Prior to arrival in the Clemson area, students should submit results from an FDA-approved test. If testing is not accessible in a student’s home area, Clemson-area testing is available, but students cannot gain access to their residence until results are received.
Clemson Home will provide additional guidance for campus residents next week.
Clemson is also providing students with face coverings. Students living on campus will receive two free face coverings through the check-in process in their assigned residential area. Off-campus residents will able to pick up face coverings at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday over the next three weeks.
Test results must be submitted through the University’s COVID-19 Test Result Upload Tool. Documentation must include full name, date of birth, date of test, type of test and result.