PRE-ARRIVAL SPRING 2021 INFORMATION
Villanovans demonstrated their commitment to Community First by carefully taking precautions to protect themselves, their classmates and faculty and staff prior to returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Similarly, we are asking students and employees to re-dedicate themselves to the Caritas Commitment as we approach the Spring 2021 semester.
Please note that the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, and that stated plans may be changed or amended. Please continue to check this page on a regular basis for updates. Additional information regarding Pennsylvania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is available on the PA Department of Health's website.
Students are asked to quarantine at home, or where they physically are, for 14 days prior to their return to campus. Undergraduate, Graduate, Law and Adult Education students are asked to keep this request in mind as they make their plans to ensure that they have quarantined for a full 14 days before reporting to campus.
Faculty and staff who have traveled out of state must, upon return to Pennsylvania, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of return to PA, or quarantine for 14 days. Please make plans accordingly. Our plan is that arrival testing, paired with the appropriate quarantine, will ensure the health of the community as the semester begins.
Faculty, students and staff who will physically be on campus or participating in in-person Villanova classes will be required to be tested prior to the start of the semester.
UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE AND ADULT EDUCATION STUDENTS
Pre-arrival testing for all students (excluding Law) will be completed through Quest Diagnostics as it was in August. Students received an e-mail from the Vice President of Student Life on January 5 that detailed the testing process and shared information about post-testing requirements. Graduate students working on campus the week of January 11 must call the Student Health Center at (610) 519-4070 if they do not have the Quest test result by the day they arrive on campus. Please note: Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should still participate in the Quest testing before returning to campus.
Testing for Law students will be conducted at the Finneran Pavilion Wednesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-campus testing will be completed via a saliva test through Vault Health. No appointments are required. Please adjust your travel plans as needed to allow for testing. Students must be tested during this timeframe to ensure results are received prior to the first day of classes on January 11. Should it be impossible for you to be on campus for testing by January 9, email Michael Risch for further instruction. Please note: Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should still participate in the Vault testing before returning to campus.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Law School faculty and staff, employees returning to campus the week of January 11, and employees who have been working on campus during the break: Vault testing will be conducted at the Finneran Pavilion beginning Monday, January 4. No appointments are required. Individuals in this category are encouraged to be tested on January 4 or 5. Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lines may be longer later in the week, as Law students will be tested at that time. Faculty and staff must bring their Wildcard to complete testing.
Faculty and staff who will be on campus beginning Monday, January 25: Vault Testing will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the weeks of January 11 and January 18 at the Finneran Pavilion. Employees should come to campus to be tested the week prior to their return to work, and no later than Thursday, January 21, to ensure test results are received by Monday, January 25. Faculty and staff must bring their Wildcard to complete testing.
Faculty and staff who have tested positive in the last 90 days do not need to participate in this testing. However, individuals must notify their supervisor and provide documentation of the positive test via email to email@example.com. All provided documentation will be kept confidential.
Faculty and staff who will not be on campus: Testing is not required for individuals who will not be on campus at all during the spring semester. However, testing is required for anyone coming to campus at any point during the spring semester.
Please note: Faculty and staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should still follow the guidelines above.
Detailed information regarding arrival to campus for the Spring 2021 semester will be available in the coming weeks.
Caritas: Physical Health
- Nutrition Resources: Schedule a free one-on-one consultation with Villanova's Registered Dietitian through the Thrive 365 portal on My Nova.
- Sleep Consultations: Email the Office of Health Promotion to schedule a free one-on-one sleep consultation or sleep assessment.
- Campus Well: An online resource with information and tips on a variety of topics including workouts, body image, staying healthy and more.
- Fitness center hours, intramural and club sport information.
Surveillance and Diagnostic Testing
Villanova’s Student Health Center will again offer surveillance testing and diagnostic testing during the Spring semester. Surveillance testing will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021. Testing will be conducted in partnership with Vault Health and continue through the end of the semester.