Ball State University announced it will require all students to provide a COVID-19 test result before returning to campus for the Spring semester in January.
The information was distributed to students Monday afternoon via an email from Vice President of Student Affairs, Ro-Anne Royer Engle.
In the message, she said, “As our Fall Semester draws to a close, we are actively planning for the Spring Semester when students return in January. Together, we learned a lot about COVID-19 this semester and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has evolved to reflect clearer public health recommendations about COVID-19 testing.
“With the revised guidance in mind, and to further protect our campus community, we will require all students to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus in January.”
Students are required to submit a test result within seven days before arriving on campus and they are being asked to self-quarantine between the date the test is administered and the date they return to campus.
A full description of the student pre-arrival testing protocol and more information, including answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, are available on our website.