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COVID-19 Guidance for Students

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Thank you for helping us keep campus as healthy and safe as possible!

We encourage everyone to wear face coverings and to test upon arrival, and then re-test and isolate as needed. Here's more information for students, campers, and visitors:

- If you are attending a conference or residential camp, contact R&DE Stanford Conferences.
- If you are a varsity athlete please contact Stanford Athletic training at 650.498.0261, or your team athletic trainer.
- If you are a high school or graduate summer session visiting student, review Summer Session COVID-19 Policy and Procedures.
All other students, the COVID guidance found on these Student Affairs’ COVID pages apply to you.

Welcome to Campus

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. For more information regarding COVID guidance and recommendations including our current tier, please explore below. 

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Main Quad. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Arrival, Travel, & Return Testing Guide

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

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Hand holding rapid kits of covid19 ag test. @heenarajput + polka dot art from @user3802032, both from Freepik

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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COVID Exposure and Symptomatic Testing

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

Flat-hand drawn remote working scenes. Credit: Freepik

Guidance on Isolation

Guidance on positive COVID-19 test results and isolation.

The Oval, Stanford University, Stanford, California. Credit: King of Hearts, via Wikimedia Commons

COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination and Health Check Requirements

Explore guidance on how to meet these requirements.

 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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If you are seeking information on COVID testing pick-up and drop-off location closures & hours, learn more here. 

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