Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 before coming to campus for the spring 2021 semester?
This applies to any student who plans to live, work or take classes on campus, or use campus facilities such as the gym, library or dining areas.
For many students, the easiest way to fulfill this requirement will be to get a quick, easy, on-campus COVID-19 test within five days after your first day on campus in the spring semester.
The College will offer daily (Monday – Friday) on-campus COVID-19 testing from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4 to help students meet this requirement.
You may also get tested off campus and submit results to the Student Health Service as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Off-campus test results must be submitted within five days of arrival on campus.
Wherever you choose to get tested, your test must take place either during the three days before or five days after your first day on campus for the spring semester.
So, if you’re planning to come to campus when residence halls open on Jan. 17, you must get tested between Jan. 14 and Jan. 22 in order to meet SUNY’s requirement.
Please note that you must get an individual or pool PCR test; rapid tests are less accurate and do not meet SUNY's requirements.