Campus Surveillance Testing

Campus Community Screening (Surveillance Testing)

University Health Services offers regular COVID-19 screening for students and those faculty and staff who are on campus for work. 

This testing is not intended for those who currently have COVID-19 symptoms, and testing sooner than 4 days after contact with a case is too soon.  Please see the Symptomatic Testing and for Close Exposure section for more information.

Testing Locations

  • Rec Sports Facility (RSF) in the large Field House, M-F from 8:30am-3pm.
  • Memorial Stadium, in the Gate 5 area of the Field Club,  M-F from 8:30am-3pm.
  • Closure Notice: Both testing sites are closing at 12pm on 12/22 and then will be closed 12/23-1/4.

Appointments and Cost

Appointments are required for both locations and can be booked through eTang. Testing is free to all students, staff, and faculty regardless of insurance.

What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Test

  • NEW! Check out the new 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. Cloth coverings are fine but they MUST cover both nose and mouth.

  • 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. 

Results

You can find your results in the eTang system within 48 hours and we encourage you to check the system.  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.

*Please note* as of 11/2, that we are transitioning our lab processing and so results may take longer (than 3-4 days) for the next few weeks.  Thank you for your patience.

Winter Break Testing Closure

Surveillance testing at RSF and Memorial Stadium will be closed during campus Winter Break from December 23-January 4. Note that the testing sites will close at 12pm on December 22 in order to get the testing samples to the lab for processing. Testing sites will re-open on January 5 with normal hours of 8:30am-3:pm.

COVID-19 self swab instructions and steps
COVID-19 Surveillance Testing
  • The groups and recommended requency is defined by the potential risk exposure/transmission and based on residential setting or workplace setting and role. 
  • If you're in more than 1 group listed below, proceed with the higher testing frequency.
  • Book appointments through eTang

Required Testing 2x/Week

  • Students in Residence Halls 
  • Residential Life Staff (RAs and RDs living in Residence Halls)

Recommended Testing 2x/Week 

  • Bowles Hall Residents
  • Greek Housing Residents
  • Berkeley Student Cooperative (Co-Op) Residents

Recommended Testing 1x/Week

  • All other Students
  • Faculty & Staff who are currently on campus for work