Returning to Campus for Spring 2021
PC students, professors and staff members did an incredible job managing a challenging fall term.
As it was in the fall, it will take a collective effort with each of us living and learning together to have a successful spring.
Everyone in the PC community learned a great deal last year. As we build on it, we’ll look back on 2021 and recognize what we achieved as a living and learning community.
Thanks to you, we’ll continue to deliver on PC’s mission in meaningful ways.
Please see below for important information about returning to campus for Spring 2021.
- Students should begin completing the LiveSafe daily health screening again on January 13. This will help you identify possible concerns that need to be addressed before your return to campus.
- We ask that students self-quarantine beginning on January 13 before returning to campus.
- It is strongly recommended that you have a COVID-19 test within 5 days before you return to campus. All students are requested to provide a documented negative PCR test result for COVID-19 dated between January 15-20 to the PC Counseling Center at email@example.com.
- For your convenience, PC is partnering with Self Regional Healthcare to offer Free COVID-19 Testing every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of Bailey Stadium. You can utilize this option as it begins on Tuesday, January 19.
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days prior to return, you may submit documentation of the positive test in lieu of other testing. Any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days could reduce exposure related quarantine time by sending an email stating the date of the test to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Residence halls and apartments open for Spring 2021 on Friday, January 22. See Residence Life message from December 18 for specific move-in sign-up instructions. Signup Genius.
- All students will undergo Health Screenings for COVID-19 and Check-In at Laurens Hall (January 22-25) before entering any other campus buildings.
- Classes for the undergraduate Spring 2021 term will start on Monday, January 25.
Call the COVID Helpline at 864-872-0999 if you have COVID symptoms or receive a positive COVID test result.
Take Steps to Prevent Illness
While there is a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the process of administering the vaccine is lengthy. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends protecting yourself by cleaning your hands often and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
You can protect others by:
- Staying home if you’re sick
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Wearing a facemask in public settings
- Practicing social distancing (stay at least 6 feet from other people)
- Cleaning and disinfecting
Please visit the CDC’s page on Steps to Prevent Illness for more information.
Ask a Question
Please complete this form if you have any questions about returning to campus.