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.

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

Those who are fully vaccinated and returning to campus, need to have had at least one COVID test at one of our campus testing sites since the pandemic started.  For those that have never had a test here, once you take one COVID test, your testing badge will be valid for 180 days and then you come test again and then your badge is valid for another 90 days.

COVID-19 Testing by appointment only (book on eTang).

Campus Surveillance Testing Locations and Hours

 Please note that from August 16-19 surveillance testing appointments are only for students, to accommodate student move-in testing requirements.  Faculty and staff can schedule surveillance testing appointments again for August 20.

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.

By appointment only (book on eTang).

Underhill Parking Garage Drive-Thru Testing (location closes August 13)

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).

Memorial Stadium, Gate 5 (Opens August 11 through August 27)

Gate 5 at Memorial Stadium

Monday - Friday, 8am-6pm

By appointment only (book on eTang).

For University Village (UVA) Students and UVA Staff (location closes July 30)

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, faculty and staff surveillance testing not required for 180 days from the date you are fully vaccinated, then you schedule a campus surveillance test, and then testing not required for another 90 days.

Unvaccinated / Not yet fully vaccinated

  • For students, faculty and staff who are unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated, 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