January 28: Entry Testing Extended

TO: SJU Community (Faculty, students, staff and parents)
FROM: Saint Joseph’s University
RE: Entry Testing Extended
DATE: January 28, 2021 at 2:10 P.M. 

The University will extend its entry testing program with additional dates on Monday and Tuesday, February 1 and 2, to allow as many community members as possible to participate.
Entry testing is required for all undergraduate students and highly recommended for all other community members. This does not replace and is in addition to the pre-arrival test by mail that was required for students living on campus and student-athletes.
Before reporting to the testing site, create your Color account, if you haven’t already during pre-arrival testing. The Color test uses a self-administered, mid-nasal nostril swab. You will need to log in to your account at the test site using your SJU email address and Color account password to activate your test kit.
The testing is easy, quick and painless. This is just one of the ways that you can show your commitment to the ICARE pledge, your fellow Hawks and our entire community. Please help keep Hawk Hill as safe as we can this semester.

  • Monday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Patio between Barry Hall and Wynne Hall of Fame Room (Hagan Arena’s Ramsay Center).
  • Participants will line up outside the tent, so dress accordingly.

Exemptions for Undergraduates
As a reminder, all undergraduates are required to be tested, unless any of the following circumstances apply.

  • You are working or learning completely online and have no plans to visit campus for the duration of the semester.
  • You have received a positive test result in the previous 90 days.
  • You are in isolation.
  • You are in quarantine.

You must fill out the COVID-19 Testing Exemption Form to indicate the reason for your exemption each time you are required to test for any University testing program (pre-arrival, entry, surveillance, cause, exposure).
Note: employees and graduate students are not required to fill out exemption forms for entry testing because it is not mandatory.
Community standards will follow up with students who are out of compliance with testing programs and disciplinary action could result. Further non-compliance will result in suspended access to student services in The Nest. This could affect registration, access to financial aid information and other important information.
If you have questions about University testing programs, contact COVID19Testing@sju.edu