Summer 2021 Academic Program Move-in Requirements

Current Residents

Students who currently live in University Residences are not required to complete further testing and can move from their current housing assignment to their new housing assignment when eligible to do so.

However, if you decide to depart from campus prior to checking into your summer housing assignment, you will need to follow the same arrival process of a new or summer academic program resident outlined in the following section.

New or Summer Academic Program Only Residents:

All individuals who are not currently living in University Residences  must  show one of the following forms of documentation upon arrival to campus:

  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to moving in to the residence hall. These tests may be performed prior to arrival by a licensed healthcare provider/laboratory, but resources will be available on campus as well (see below for more information).
  • A CDC completed vaccine card demonstrating that the individual is fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after completing the vaccine schedule).
  • A positive COVID test result within the preceding 90 days. Due to technical aspects of the COVID-19 PCR-based tests, the CDC has recommended that anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 refrain from taking another test for 90 days from the first positive testandbe asymptomatic prior to initiating the check-in process.

If showing one of the above pieces of documentation is not possible, you will be required to schedule a rapid test and receive a negative result prior to moving in. The Protect Purdue Health Center (PPHC) has rapid testing available Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule a general testing appointment, please contact PPHC 24/7 at (765) 496-4636 or toll-free at 1-833-571-1043 or email

If that option does not work within your schedule, other options are available. You may obtain a rapid antigen COVID-19 test anytime in the 3 days preceding your move-in date from any licensed health care provider. These could include your personal doctor, a local health department or pharmacy. If you are unable show one of the forms of documentation listed above, you will not be permitted to move in to the residence halls.

Who Can Help Me Move-in?

NEW Residents may bring a maximum of TWO guests to accompany them for move-in and everyone must wear a mask. If you bring more than two people, your additional guests will be asked to wait in the car until you have completed move-in. Please note: children under the age of 12 may not be left unaccompanied.

RETURNING Students - Please remember that off-campus guests are not allowed on resident floors or in residential apartments. This is for the health and safety of all students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Guest Policy

Residents are permitted to have one Purdue West Lafayette student guest in their residential living community. A residential living community is defined as any space beyond a swipe access point/key controlled door that grants access to floor hallways and lounges, stairwells and individual student rooms/apartments. Within individual student rooms/apartments, residents are permitted to have one Purdue West Lafayette student guest per occupant of that room/apartment.

For example, if the space has one assigned resident, we allow one guest for a total of two people in the room at any given time. Two assigned residents are allowed one guest each, which is a total of four people in the room. Three assigned residents with one guest each is a total of six people. Resident roommates of the room must agree on any visitors. The guest hours and escort policy for the residence halls remain the same. See more information on how University Residences is protecting Purdue. To learn about additional ways the University is working to Protect Purdue, please visit the Protect Purdue website.