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.

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

Testing Locations

Note: Monday and Tuesday mornings tend to be busier at the testing sites.  For those doing weekly testing, if possible, try and book mid-week.  Also, if you don't see afternoon appointments available when booking, check back (even the day of) as more afternoon appointments open up.

  • Rec Sports Facility (RSF) in the large Field House, M-F from 8am-5pm. 
    • Note: Special extended morning hours for night shift staff only on Fridays from 5am - 8am.
  • Memorial Stadium, in the Gate 5 area of the Field Club,  M-F from 8am-5pm. 
  • Underhill Parking Garage, Drive-thru testing

    • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 1-6pm

    • By appointment only on eTang
    • The Underhill lot is at College Ave and Channing Way. Please enter on Channing Way

    • 1 person per car for testing for safety reasons. If needed, children may be in the back seat during the test. No scooters at this time.
  • Underhill Parking Garage, Walk-thru testing for those living in Residence Halls
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 8am-12noon

    • By appointment only on eTang
    • Enter on Channing Way

  • For University Village (UVA) Students and UVA staff testing location:
    •  Community Center Gym, 1125 Jackson Street, Albany

    • Testing will be on Tuesday and Wednesdays, 9am-4pm

Appointments and Cost

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

What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Test

  • 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. 


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.