Testing Overview

The University's testing protocol is part of a comprehensive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Baseline Testing

Baseline testing helps the University determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in individuals upon their arrival to campus as well as 7-days after their arrival due to the incubation period. On campus students will receive 2 baseline tests, 7 days apart.

Surveillance Testing (Asymptomatic)

Surveillance testing involves randomly testing people from across campus to identify asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals and help avert potential outbreaks before they occur. Surveillance testing will begin on Monday, Feb. 1, at the Lund Family Hall Testing Center (5415 N Warren Street).

Do not participate in surveillance testing if:

  • You have tested positive in the last 90 days
    • Students, if you received the positive test result off campus, please reach out to the Health and Counseling Center
    • Faculty and Staff, please submit your positive test result to Human Resources
  • You are in quarantine or isolation

Diagnostic Testing (Symptomatic)

Diagnostic testing involves testing those who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing is available at the Health and Counseling Center Monday through Friday. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please schedule a virtual visit though the student health portal or email hcc@up.edu. This initial evaluation will be conducted by one of our healthcare providers who will be able to make individualized recommendations regarding quarantine, isolation and testing.

The HCC is currently conducting Rapid Antigen Testing in-house and PCR testing through Quest Diagnostics. In-house COVID-19 tests are free to students, tests conducted by Quest Diagnostics are subject to health insurance coverage. Due to lab restrictions and high demand for testing nationwide, we are not able to provide COVID-19 testing for travel.

COVID-19 Medical Care

Students can be seen on campus for symptoms of COVID-19. These appointments may be conducted virtually or in person. All appointments at the HCC are free. If a student tests positive for COVID-19 at the HCC, the HCC providers will continue to provide healthcare follow up to the student including phone calls and follow up appointments as needed. This care is free of charge. In addition, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 or is advised to quarantine due to an exposure will receive support from the UP COVID Case Management Team.