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Ball State University announced it will require all students to provide a  COVID-19 test result before returning to campus for the Spring semester in January.  

The information was distributed to students Monday afternoon via an email from Vice President of Student Affairs, Ro-Anne Royer Engle.  

In the message, she said, “As our Fall Semester draws to a close, we are actively planning for the Spring Semester when students return in January. Together, we learned a lot about COVID-19 this semester and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has evolved to reflect clearer public health recommendations about COVID-19 testing. 

“With the revised guidance in mind, and to further protect our campus community, we will require all students to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus in January.” 

Students are required to submit a test result within seven days before arriving on campus and they are being asked to self-quarantine between the date the test is administered and the date they return to campus. 

A full description of the student pre-arrival testing protocol can be read here, and more information, including answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, can be found here.