Isolating on Campus

Tested positive for COVID-19? Follow these steps:


What do I need to bring with me to the isolation dorm?

What to bring:

  • Clothing for up to 10 days (there will be no access to laundry services in this dorm assignment to minimize exposure)
  • Any prescribed and over the counter medications*
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, shower supplies, Kleenex, personal care products, tampons, pads, etc.) and other necessary toiletries, including an extra towel or two
  • Your textbooks and other supplies needed to continue with your studies
  • Your laptop and charger
  • Your phone and charger

Stock up now!*

You don’t want to wait until you’re sick to realize you're low on the meds you regularly need or don't have enough food, snacks, or other essentials to last a few weeks. Be sure you are prepared with some basics like tea, Gatorade, Pedialyte, microwaveable meals, peanut butter, healthy snacks, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, prescription meds as well as some over-the-counter meds.

Other things to consider:

  • You will have the option to have meals provided to you in your new room, but pack any of your favorite non-perishable snacks and a reusable cup or water bottle
  • You will be provided with a mini-refrigerator in your room
  • Toilet paper is provided
  • Bring any bed linens that will make your stay more comfortable
    • Linens will be provided in your room, but feel free to bring your favorite pillow or blanket
  • No front desk services are available
  • No mail or package delivery is available during your stay

*The Campus Health Pharmacy can deliver prescriptions & OTC items. Call (520) 621-6516 to place your order.

What is provided in my isolation dorm room?
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Linens
    • Pillow + Pillowcase
    • Comforter
    • 2 flat bed sheets
  • 2 bath towels
  • 1 washcloth
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper
How do I get food in isolation?
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to you at no cost during your stay in the isolation dorm.
    • Housing will collect any dietary preferences and allergies you may have, and will relay that information to the Meal Plans Office.
  • Food delivery services are permitted, however deliveries must be contactless; please meet deliveries in the lobby area only. 

Stock up now! You don’t want to wait until you’re sick to realize you're low on food, snacks, or other essentials to last a couple weeks.


How can I get medication or other OTC items?

The Campus Health Pharmacy can deliver prescriptions & OTC items. Call (520) 621-6516 to place your order.

Are there additional fees for staying in isolation?

There are no additional fees or charges for students staying in the isolation dorm. 

I tested positive for COVID-19 and have been isolating off-campus. What is the process for returning to my dorm?

If an on-campus resident tested positive and isolated off-campus, they can be cleared to move back to their assigned dorm by a Nurse at Campus Health

What happens when I'm ready to discontinue isolation?

This will depend on when your isolation period is over:

  • If you are completing the re-test option on Day 6 (symptoms improving, and fever-free for 24 hours) and test negative, you must be cleared by a Campus Health provider before returning to your assigned dorm. You can contact your provider via email/secure messaging through PatientLink or call (520) 621-9202 to speak with a provider.
  • If you complete the re-test option on Day 6 and test positive, you must remain in isolation until Day 10 and no longer need to be cleared by a Campus Health provider when the isolation period has ended. 
Will I need to get re-tested?
  • If you are an on-campus student who has completed at least five days of isolation, on Day 6 you are eligible to test out of isolation if you have been:
    • Fever-free for at least 24 hours,
    • Your symptoms are improving,
    • or you are asymptomatic.
  • If you are still symptomatic or receive a positive result again, you must complete the remainder of your ten days in isolation and will not need to test out to leave on the 10th day.
  • Day 0 is the first day you test positive.