Spring Semester Centralized Check-in

Spring Semester Centralized Check-in

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University has established procedures for returning to campus for the Spring 2021 semester.

Arrival testing for Spring 2021

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If you have received a positive COVID-19 test

If you have tested positive in the last 11 to 90 days prior to arriving in Bloomington, you will NOT need to take an arrival test.

However, if you are arriving between January 30 – February 7, you do need to register for testing and check-in. You will only complete the check-in process at Garrett Fieldhouse.

If you tested positive within the last 90 days outside of IU or IU Health, please submit your results through the COVID-19 reporting form so that the university has this information on file.

Report your Covid-19 results


Returning before January 29, 2021

Sign up for the early arrival testing at the IU Auditorium. The test will be similar to the saliva test that has been used during mitigation testing on campus. Results can take up to 48 hours. You will quarantine in your room and limit interactions with others until you receive your test results. If the results are positive, you will need to move to isolation housing at Ashton or return home.

Returning January 30 – February 7, 2021

There will be a centralized testing and check-in process at the Garrett Fieldhouse near the Indiana Memorial Union. You will sign up for arrival testing, which will be a rapid results antigen test. The results will be available within an hour of taking the test.

If you test negative, you will proceed to RPS check-in and then go to your residence center. If you test positive, you will be directed to take a saliva (PCR) test immediately. This PCR test is more sensitive and will confirm if you are in fact positive for COVID-19. You will need to isolate at Ashton or home until you receive your results from the PCR test, which could take up to 48 hours.

Schedule your appointment

Returning after February 7, 2021

Students who arrive to move into an RPS residence hall or apartment after this date will be required to stay in issolation housing at Ashton until they receive the results of their arrival COVID-19 test. If COVID-19 is not detected, students may move into their residence hall. If COVID-19 is detected, the student will remain in Ashton or return home.


Student returning to move out

You don’t need to be tested, but do have to follow all COVID-19 safety precautions, rules, and regulations. You can have two guests help you move out. Contact your center desk to schedule your move out date and time.

When you arrive, you will need to go to the center desk to pick up a temporary key or key card.