Campus Surveillance Testing

About Campus Community Screening (Campus Surveillance Testing)

UHS offers regular COVID-19 screening for students and faculty and staff who are on campus for work. 

This testing is not intended for those who currently have COVID-19 symptoms. Please see the symptomatic testing/close exposure section for more information.

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not get surveillance testing for 90 days following their positive test. 

Campus Surveillance Testing Locations and Hours

Rec Sports Facility (RSF)

The large field house at RSF.

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Note: Extended hours for night shift staff only, Fridays, 5am-8am.

Underhill Parking Garage Drive-Thru Testing

Underhill parking garage. Drive thru-testing only - no walk-ups or scooters.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-6pm.

The parking garage is located at College Avenue and Channing Way - please enter on Channing Way.

One person per car for testing. If needed, children may be in the backseat during the test.

By appointment only (book on eTang).

For University Village (UVA) Students and UVA Staff

Village Office  Crossroads room 14, 1125 Jackson Street, Albany. Testing is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am-4pm.

Campus Surveillance Testing Requirements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Vaccinated (You’re considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final vaccine dose).

  • For vaccinated students living in on-campus residence halls, apartments, or at University Village, weekly testing is not required for 180 days from the date you are fully vaccinated.

  • For everyone else, weekly testing is also not required for 180 days from the date you are fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated / Not yet fully vaccinated

  • For students who are unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated, weekly testing is required to access campus.
  • For faculty and staff who are unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated, twice weekly testing is required to access campus.

For those that are vaccinated, please upload your outside vaccine record to eTang. To receive a compliant green testing badge, you must have at least one COVID test through a campus testing site.

If you enter outside vaccine information into eTang, it will update your badge status overnight based on the information you entered.  Please make sure to carefully enter the dates.

What to Expect

Check out the self-swab instructional PDF and self-swab video for a preview of what to expect. 

Please remember to wear your face mask at all times until instructed to remove it for the test. 

When you check in for your testing appointment, you will be asked to share your appointment barcode.

You will be taking an FDA-approved self-administered nasal swab test.  There will be clinical staff there to assist you with this process. 

Your Test Results

You can find your results in the eTang system within 48 hours and we encourage you to check. Notifications about results are sent out the day after results are loaded. Positives are called, otherwise, you will receive a message through the eTang portal.

UC Berkeley Self-Swab Testing for COVID-19

UHS' COVID-19 Response Efforts