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Spring Semester & Testing FAQ

Spring Semester FAQ

Spring 2021 Semester

When can I move back into my on-campus space?

You are welcome to come back any time. Your meal plan will be active January 8th, @11:00 a.m. Dining options will be temporarily limited. Visit Campus Dish for locations and hours of operations. When you do come back, you will need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to entering your residence hall or submit a negative test result that is less than 72 hours old.

Do I need to register to move back into my residence hall?

Yes, we’ll have a form available for you to fill out by December 22, along with testing registration information, for you to let us know when you plan to come back and if you will test on campus or at home prior to coming back to campus.

If I go home and stay home after spring break, will I receive a refund or proration of my housing fees?

No.

Students can leave campus and return at any point without penalty. Our services and operations remain open every hour of every day for the entire academic year. Our custodial and maintenance staff work to keep our buildings operating safely, our live-in staff members keep watch over the buildings, staff and students, and our student staff continue to reach out and support students and build community, both virtually and in person. 

Our commitment to providing students with options as well as the commitment to support our students on campus and when they are at home, means that we must fund our operational and student support staff.

What wellness resources are available to me as a resident in on-campus housing?

BroncoFit provides in-person, virtual, and print material programming to our residents. 

University Health Services, in the Norco building, provides medical assistance and counseling services for nominal fees. 

The student recreation center is open to all residents and provides a place to work out, local outdoor activities and intramural competitions. Check out how they have worked to create a safe environment and prevent the spread of COVID

We also have various staff & faculty working on supporting students in Isolation and Quarantine on and off campus.  Resources can be found at:

Dean of Students: COVID Isolation & Quarantine Resources

How do I submit a request to be assigned to a new room for spring semester?

You’ll want to start by connecting with your current Resident Director to ask about being reassigned.

What happens if I test positive when I get back to campus?

You will go directly to an isolation unit located in the central part of campus. A team of nurses and public health officers are here to assist you with health care and meal delivery. Be sure to come prepared with basic supplies so you can isolate if needed for up to 10 days.

For details about isolation on campus please visit our COVID-19 Resource page.

Testing Expectations

Will I be required to test before moving back into my room?

Yes, you may get a PCR test at home no earlier than 72 hours prior to coming back to campus or you can test upon arrival to campus. Before you elect to test at home, you should confirm that your results will be received before you leave or upon your arrival. If you return to campus for testing, you will be asked to limit your on-campus activity to only that which is necessary until your test results are back.

If you are tested at another location, please scan and email your test results to publichealth@boisestate.edu. In that email, please include your student ID number and full name.

How do I sign up for testing on campus when I get back.

You will receive detailed information, including a link to schedule a testing appointment, from the Public Health Office for on-campus testing no later than December 22, 2020.

Where do I go for on-campus testing?

You will go to the Campus School, Room 109.

What time and days are on-campus testing offered?

Testing is available from January 4 to January 17 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. There may be some dates during this window when the testing center won’t be available.

How long will it take to find out my results when I test on campus?

It depends. At peak test times, results may take up to 48 hours, but typically results are returned the same day as testing.

What happens if I test positive while I am at home?

You should wait to come back to campus until you have isolated yourself for at least 10 days or more if advised by your provider. You should be symptom free for at least 48 hours prior to returning to campus.

What happens if I test positive when I get back to campus?

You will go directly to an isolation unit located in the central part of campus. A team of nurses and public health officers are here to assist you with health care and meal delivery. Be sure to come prepared with basic supplies so you can isolate if needed for up to 10 days.

For details about isolation on campus please visit our COVID-19 housing webpage.

If I have to isolate myself, can I get my belongings from my room?

No. Our policies and protocols for isolation are designed to reduce the risk of spread and contact with other residents. Therefore we cannot allow you to go to your room if you test positive.