COVID-19 Sampling & Tracking Program

Weekly testing for the U-M Community

The U-M COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP) 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.

FOR FALL 2021:

Vaccinated Students: Report your vaccination information via Wolverine Access as soon as possible.

Unvaccinated Students or those choosing not to share their vaccination information: You will be required to complete weekly COVID-19 testing in the fall. Sign up, or update your existing registration and address, for the Community Sampling and Tracking Program, today.


  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 by 5pm the day before.

    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:

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:

  • Students who live in on-campus residence halls*
  • Students who are registered for an in-person/hybrid class**
  • Students who access on-campus facilities and buildings, including for work or research.

*Excluding on-campus apartment-style communities that include private outdoor entrances (Northwood Community Apartments).
**Excluding students whose only enrollment is in a dissertation course (990/995) or independent study.

The CSTP Program and the ResponsiBLUE App
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.

ResponsiBLUE & Mandatory Testing FAQ.


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.
  • Participants are required to be asymptomatic (have no symptoms) with no recent close-contact exposures at the time they complete their test.
  • Program participants should not eat or drink within 30 minutes of their test time.
  • Results are emailed and texted to participants within 3-4 days.
  • 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).
  • The program is made possible with support from the School of Public Health and University Health Service.
  • For questions, please email
U-M community exhibiting behaviors related to Wolverine Culture of Care

Sampling & Tracking FAQs

General Information

Saliva Testing Information (LynxDx)