COVID-19 Testing for On-Campus Students

In an effort to accommodate all students remaining on campus, Student Health Services has increased testing capacity. The university is providing testing, at no cost to students, on a regular basis moving forward.

Students who have tested positive in the last 90 days do not need to be retested. If you tested positive off-site, please submit those results through self-reporting as soon as possible so SHS can remove your name from the testing program. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past could continue to test positive for up to 45 days as the virus may still be present but no longer infectious.  Early studies have shown those individuals are not at risk for contracting COVID-19 a second time for up to 90 days.  

We encourage all students to participate so they can make informed decisions about their health and take precautions to prevent spread among residential facilities. Testing will be performed in a number of locations on campus. 

Testing is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule an appointment for testing please refer to this information.  It is important that students get tested through SHS rather than at an off-campus testing facility to reduce wait time and avoid duplicate reporting to the Wake County Health Department.  

You can schedule anytime that is convenient for you and your schedule. We ask that you try and follow our assigned weeks based on your last name. You are welcome to schedule your appointments now through the end of the testing period.

  • Campus Cohort A (last name A-M) – Weeks September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, and November 2
  • Campus Cohort B (last name N-Z) – Weeks September 21, October 5, October 19, and November 9

Convenient locations include:

  • Centennial Campus – Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am-4pm (break from 12pm-1pm).
  • AFC Complex on Avent Ferry Rd – Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am-4pm (break from 12pm-1pm).
  • Student Health Services (back parking lot at the large white tent) Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4pm (break from 12pm-1pm) and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.

In addition to testing, it is important to remember the value of self-reporting. If you feel unwell, please schedule an appointment with SHS immediately. Do not wait for your next round of testing.

With the cold and flu season approaching, we are likely to see symptoms that are similar to those produced by COVID-19. We need to rely on early reporting, not hiding, to keep our NC State community safe.

Continue to wear your mask, maintain social distance, keep public spaces below occupancy, and wash your hands frequently.

For more information please visit our Coronavirus FAQ’s page.