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COVID-19 Guidance for Students

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We want to assure you that we are taking steps to protect everyone’s health and safety, and we invite you to join us in minimizing the prevalence and reducing the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. Please check back regularly for updates here and at Health Alerts for the latest information about COVID-19 requirements to help you navigate life on the Farm.

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What to do when you or a close contact test positive

Immediately following a positive COVID-19 test result all students should inform the university through the next steps shared here. 

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Main Quad. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Travel & Return Testing Guide

Here are more details about our approach to supporting a healthy return to campus, post-travel, including picking up university-provided rapid tests.

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COVID Exposure and Symptomatic Testing

Here you can review guidance on COVID exposure testing timelines and testing when you develop symptoms.

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Guidance on Isolation

Guidance on positive COVID-19 test results and isolation.

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COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination and Health Check Requirements

Explore guidance on how to meet these requirements.

Stanford Student Gatherings and Parties

We are phasing in spring quarter student gatherings in the residences and with student organizations. 

 Frosh Saba Weatherspoon checking into her residence hall. Credit: Andrew Brodhead


Students are expected to follow all university public health requirements, which are university policies subject to accountability processes administered through the Dean of Students office as articulated in the Residence Agreement, Fundamental Standard and Office of Community Standards policies.

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For more information on COVID testing pick-up and drop-off location closures & hours

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COVID-19 Online Communications Toolkit

The Student Affairs Communications Team has compiled COVID-19 materials to share with campus partners to offer timely and clear communication with students, student staff, and departments across campus. 

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If you have any personal questions or concerns, please submit a ServiceNow ticket.