Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing involves testing people from across campus to identify asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals and help avert potential outbreaks before they occur. Surveillance testing for the Spring Semester is a significant component in our fight against COVID-19 and enables us to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment.

Testing Designations

There are two testing designations for surveillance testing, high contact and low contact. Below are examples of groups of people who are in the testing groups.

high testing designation list         low contact testing designation examples

*These are not comprehensive lists, and provide examples of what testing group you may be in.

** Your nursing clinical placement or student employment position may change your testing designation to a higher testing group

The high contact group will get called to test approximately every 3-weeks. The low contact group will get called to test approximately every 6-weeks.

Scheduling Surveillance Testing

If you are selected to receive a surveillance test, you will receive an email the week prior to your test from with a link to schedule your appointment on the Carbon Health app/website. When you are selected you are required to get tested that week. Testing appointments will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. with a hour lunch break from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

By signing the Pilot Pledge, students have agreed to participate in surveillance testing and that participating in surveillance testing is a condition of being on campus. If students don't want to participate, there are options to complete courses remotely.

We will only test individuals who are selected to get tested for that week. If you are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, students should schedule an appointment with the Health and Counseling Center. Faculty/Staff should see their primary healthcare provider.

What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Surveillance Test

All surveillance testing takes place in the Lund Family Hall Testing Center located at 5415 N Warren Street, Portland OR 97203.

There are physical distancing dots that lead you into the front door of the testing center. You will check-in with the Carbon Health team. Please bring a government issued ID or your University of Portland ID for check-in.

After check-in you will wait in a short line to get tested.

Please remember to wear your face mask at all times, until instructed to remove it for the test. Face masks MUST cover both your nose and mouth.


You will receive your results on the Carbon Health app/website within an hour of when you get your test. If you have the app downloaded you should receive a notification that your results are ready to view.

If you test positive, a healthcare provider from Carbon Health will follow-up with you to set up a care plan.