Winter Housing - What you need to know

Winter Housing - What you need to know

The following information was shared Thursday, December 17 with undergraduate residents who will be staying on campus in a Winter Housing dorm. Please refer to the University's main Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page regularly for important campus information.

As a Winter Housing resident, you must participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing. Please read the following details carefully:

Testing Requirements for Winter Housing Residents

  • All Winter Housing residents must get a COVID-19 test between Monday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Please sign up in advance for a test on one of these days at http://testing.wellcheck.arizona.edu/.

  • You must get tested again on either January 4 or January 5, 2021, prior to the arrival of returning RAs and spring semester residents. Please sign up in advance for a test on one of these days at http://testing.wellcheck.arizona.edu/

With the exception of official university holidays, Campus Health will continue to be available for symptomatic testing for students through the University closure period of 12/28-12/31. For assistance, please call 520-621-6493 or visit health.arizona.edu.

Arriving January 3 or Later?
If you are arriving on January 3 or later at a time or on a day when you are unable to get a COVID-19 test that same day, you may call our on-call staff at 520-591-8543 when you are on campus to see what on-campus accommodations may be available for the night. You should get a COVID-19 test the next morning, and upon receiving a negative result would be permitted to Move-In to your dorm room.


New to Campus Housing?

You can read more about preparing for Move-In on our website at https://housing.arizona.edu/move-in. 

You will need to take a COVID-19 test before you are permitted to check-in at your assigned dorm. Please sign up in advance for a test on the date you intend to Move-In at http://testing.wellcheck.arizona.edu/. 

If you are arriving to campus at a time or on a day when you are unable to get a COVID-19 test that same day, you may not be permitted to check-in at your dorm. You will need to plan to stay at a hotel for the night or you can visit the front desk of your assigned dorm to see what on-campus accommodations may be available for the night. You will be asked to follow the University's stay-at-home protocol until you can get a COVID-19 test on campus. Upon receiving a negative result, you would be permitted to Move-In to your dorm room.

Spring 2021 On-Going Testing Requirements 

The University will require all dorm residents and students coming to the Main Campus to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing during the spring semester. You can read more about spring testing here; more information will be shared from the University soon.

Thank you for your efforts to keep our campus community safe,

Housing & Residential Life