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 students.


  1. Register by completing a brief survey.
  2. Schedule your test.
    View campus testing locations and hours.

    • Participants must show their Mcard or photo ID. Tests will not be administered to individuals without a photo ID.
    • 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 Students

Weekly COVID-19 testing through the university is required for Ann Arbor undergraduate, graduate and professional 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 on campus or to the Ann Arbor area. Students who are required to get tested should complete their first COVID-19 test at U-M before they engage in campus activities.

    The ResponsiBLUE App provides all students with their COVID-19 testing status by noting the date of their last test through U-M testing programs. Students will either have a "COMPLETED" or "EXPIRED" status displayed on their screen at the end of the symptom check process. Please note that there is an approximate 2-hour delay between CSTP testing and your ResponsiBLUE app status changing to 'COMPLETED.' ResponsiBLUE does not show test results; you will receive an email with information on how to access your results from LynxDx 48-72 hours after your test. 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

Are you up to date on your weekly COVID-19 test? You could be a winner!

Several prizes are up for grabs this semester for students who get tested and contribute to our community's well being. Beginning on Feb. 12, two U-M students who have met all testing requirements will be randomly selected every Friday to receive $40 in Blue Bucks or a $35 M Gift Package gift card. Winners will be notified through their university email account on Friday afternoons. Only students on the Ann Arbor campus who comply with mandatory COVID-19 testing for the week will qualify. Additionally, Ann Arbor campus students who have met all mandatory testing requirements throughout the entire winter semester will be entered into an April drawing with two winners selected to receive a $250 Barnes and Noble gift card or a $250 textbook scholarship. Go Blue!



Intramural Sports Building

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm
  • Sundays: 10am-4pm

LSA Atrium, Multipurpose room 1040

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am-7pm
  • Friday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Michigan Ross (Room 0600 located in the lower level of the Executive Learning and Conference Center)

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

North Campus Recreation Building

  • Saturday: 10am-2pm

Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
  • Friday: 9am-4:30pm

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

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm

Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education

  • Tuesday: 6am-2pm
  • Thursday: 6am-2pm
  • Saturday: 8am-2pm

Weiser Hall (Room 110/120)

  • Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

For Residence Hall residents

  • Bursley Blue Apple Lounge: Monday, 12-6pm
  • Northwood Community Center (Northwood residents only, walk-ins only): Sunday, 1-5pm
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, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus, including Michigan Medicine employees. 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).

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

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)