Weekly Testing Requirements for Undergraduates

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COVID-19 Sampling & Tracking Program

Weekly testing for the U-M Community

The U-M COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program is a free, asymptomatic testing program for those on the Ann Arbor campus.

Weekly testing is open to all U-M students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus, including Michigan Medicine employees. CSTP testing meets the weekly mandatory testing requirement for undergraduate students.


  1. Register by completing a brief survey.
  2. Pick your test time.

Registration must be completed in advance by 5pm the day before. The program is made possible with support from the School of Public Health and University Health Service.

Mandatory Testing for Undergraduates

Weekly COVID-19 testing through the university is required for Ann Arbor undergraduate students identified as the following:

  • Living in Michigan Housing.
  • Registered for any in-person courses that meet on campus, regardless of how frequently the course meets in-person.
  • Employed in a position that requires them to come to campus.
  • Conducting research in an on campus facility/building.
  • Coming to campus to use facilities (e.g. libraries, unions, Rec Sports, Dining).

Testing through U-M allows for immediate information sharing with the university for timely and accurate tracking of testing completion and compliance.

Students are expected to get their first U-M COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival to campus or the Ann Arbor area. Undergraduates who are required to get tested should complete their first COVID-19 test at U-M before they engage in campus activities but no later than Jan. 25.

The ResponsiBLUE App provides U-M undergraduate students with their COVID-19 testing status by noting the date of their last test through U-M testing programs. Undergraduate students will either have a "COMPLETED" or "EXPIRED" status displayed on their screen at the end of the symptom check process. Download/update the App to ensure you have the latest version.

Because people can be infected with COVID and not show any symptoms, students living off campus who do not have a regular need to come to campus are also encouraged to participate in routine COVID-19 testing to help protect the health of the U-M community. Doing so also will make it easy to come on campus when students would like to or if the need arises.

ResponsiBLUE & Mandatory Testing FAQ.

The program is not a replacement for symptomatic testing or medical care. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or a close contact exposure should contact Occupational Health Services (faculty and staff), or University Health Service (students).

For questions, please email covid19sampling@umich.edu.


Intramural Sports Building

  • Monday-Friday : 10am-5:30pm
  • Available testing this weekend: 1/16 & 1/17 between 10am-5:30pm

Michigan Union, first floor Anderson Room (Temporary site through Friday, January 29)

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room

  • Week 1/11: Monday-Thursday: 9am-6:30pm, and Friday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Week 1/18 & after: Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm, and Friday: 9am-4:30pm

Pierpont Commons, Boulevard Room (1st floor Mezzanine behind Fireside cafe)

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm

Ross School of Business (Ross Executive Residence ground Floor, Room 0600)

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

For Residence Hall residents (Testing locations opening Jan. 18):

  • Bursley: Mondays, 12-6pm
  • Couzens: Tuesdays, 9am-5pm & Thursdays 11am-7pm
  • West Quad: Wednesdays 11am-7pm & Fridays 9am-4pm

Michigan Medicine employees:
Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education

  • Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm
Stone arches on the entrance to the Law Quad

About the Program

  • Saliva-based test is being offered through the U-M startup company LynxDx in partnership with UHS.
  • Program participants should not eat or drink within 30 minutes of their test time.
  • Results are emailed and/or texted to participants within 3-4 days.

Details About Participation

This program is open to all U-M students, as well as faculty and staff who currently work on campus at least once per week. Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are also eligible. Participants are required to be asymptomatic (have no symptoms) with no recent close-contact exposures at the time they complete their test.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (with a PCR test) in the last 90 days are not eligible to participate (tests can remain positive for up to 90 days after an initial infection, and would likely not represent a reinfection).

U-M community exhibiting behaviors related to Wolverine Culture of Care

"We need to make sure our actions reflect unity in all that we do." Ellie, Student

Monitoring & Testing at U-M

The COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program is the latest testing program to be added to the university's monitoring and testing efforts, which includes baseline testing of students before they moved into Michigan Housing, as well as testing of residents of affiliated fraternity and sorority facilities.

The university's overall testing and monitoring strategy also includes symptomatic testing for students through University Health Service and testing of faculty and staff through Michigan Medicine; exposure testing of close contacts identified through contact tracing or workplace exposure investigations; antibody testing for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff involved with patient care; and daily symptom tracking through the ResponsiBLUE health screening tool.

For more information about COVID-19 monitoring and testing, view our FAQs.

Volunteer for the COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program

U-M community exhibiting behaviors related to Wolverine Culture of Care

"If we want to stay together on campus, we'll need to keep it safe and healthy." Alicia, Staff

Sampling & Tracking FAQs

General Information

Saliva Testing Information (LynxDx)