Ongoing Surveillance Testing

Designated faculty and staff, residential students and select student employees will participate in required surveillance testing. Testing locations will be expanded as needed. Surveillance testing on campus is free for all faculty, staff and students. The process itself can be completed in five minutes or less, which we hope helps participants incorporate testing into their weekly routine.

Following are the steps for the surveillance testing process:

Step 1: Selected surveillance program participants will receive an email with details to conduct a test on specific days.

Step 2: On the day of the test, participants should visit one of the campus collection locations (information below).

Step 3: Participants should arrive at the test site with their NC State ID and phone. Participant ID information is required for check-in.

Daily Symptom Monitoring

All community members who access campus must conduct daily symptom checks regardless of whether they participate in testing, as part of NC State’s community standardsIf you are feeling unwell, stay home.

Surveillance Testing Requirements


  • Undergraduate and graduate students living on campus; OR those living in University Towers (floors 4-6), E.S. King or Western Manor; OR those living in Greek Village.
  • Select undergraduate, graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows employed on campus or working in research restart areas.
  • Faculty and staff designated for surveillance testing because they have high levels of engagement with others (e.g., essential campus personnel, in-person engagement, first responders).

Note: Faculty and staff have been designated as required to receive weekly surveillance testing at the discretion of their respective units/colleges. Individuals assigned to surveillance testing will be emailed directly. All others are highly encouraged, but not required, to be tested weekly.

As required:

  • Student-athletes, in accordance with ACC and NCAA guidelines.

May be required weekly at the direction of supervisor:

  • Faculty and staff working remotely and not accessing campus regularly.

For updates and COVID-19 testing information visit please visit the Protect the Pack website.