COVID-19 Sampling & Tracking Program

Free COVID-19 testing for the U-M Community

The U-M COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP) is a free, asymptomatic testing program for all U-M students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus.

CSTP testing meets the weekly mandatory testing requirement as outlined under the U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

U-M Community: Report your vaccination information


  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 once every semester by 5pm the day before your first test appointment.

    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

Students who do not submit proof of vaccination and/or who are not considered fully vaccinated are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Weekly COVID-19 testing must be administered by University Health Service (UHS: symptomatic) or the Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP: asymptomatic).

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.


Michigan Ross, Sam Wyly Hall Room W0750 (Enter through Sam Wyly Hall at 724 East University. Turn right and follow directional arrows down the stairs. Continue to follow the directional arrows to the testing room W0750.)
  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Closed: 11/25 and 11/26

1310 North University Court Building
  • Monday - Friday 9-4pm

Closed: 11/25 & 11/26

Michigan Medicine, Rachel Upjohn Building (RUB), Conf. Room 1924

New Michigan Medicine CSTP site beginning Tuesday, 11/16

  • Tuesday & Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm
Week of Thanksgiving Hours of Operation
Wednesday, 11/24 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday, 11/25 CLOSED
Friday, 11/26 CLOSED
Saturday, 11/27 CLOSED


Rachel Upjohn Building

4250 Plymouth Road (building 1)

Conference room 1924

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room South
  • Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

11/24 and 12/23 - close at 3pm

11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28 - closed

Pierpont Commons, Boulevard Room (1st floor Mezzanine behind Fireside cafe)
  • Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, 11am-3pm

Closed: 11/25, 11/26, 11/27 and 12/18

Michigan Medicine, Towsley Lobby, Room G2100 (Enter the dome hallway directly across from the hospital cafeteria entrance, 2nd floor. Lobby is located in the double doors before the “s” turn)
Day Hours of Operation
Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Week of Thanksgiving Hours of Operation
Wednesday, 11/24 7:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, 11/25 CLOSED
Friday, 11/26 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 11/27 7:00am – 3:00pm
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 1-2 calendar 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 FAQs

Scheduling FAQs