Covid-19 Updates

The latest from UNC Greensboro

Note: Special combined weeks November 22 through December 5 for students enrolled in mandatory testing.

UNCG provides Student COVID-19 testing on campus in three different ways:

  • If you are taking at least one in-person class and have not submitted proof of complete vaccination and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, you are required to participate in the mandatory testing program:
    • The University provides on-campus testing on Mondays (9am – 5 pm), Tuesdays (10am – 6pm) and Wednesdays (9am – 5pm) by Mako. Or, you may choose to receive a PCR test in the community and submit your results here. Students will receive direct communication indicating which testing group they are in. The group testing schedule is on this page.  
    • Students who have received one shot of a two dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) will need to continue to participate in the mandatory testing program until they have submitted completed COVID-19 vaccination records and two weeks have passed since their second dose.
  • If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms and are not required to participate in mandatory testing:

Remember, if you receive a positive test result after being tested off campus, you will need to complete the Self-Reporting Form. This is crucial to our contact tracing efforts.

Testing Services Provided On Campus

Getting Tested Through Student Health Services

  • For students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive only
  • You must make an appointment to get tested
  • Testing is free of charge to you after your insurance is billed
  • Your test results are directly entered into UNCG’s COVID-19 case management system


Getting Tested Through the Mandatory Periodic Program

  • You will receive direct communication about whether you are in the Blue or Gold testing group. The corresponding group testing schedules are listed on this page.
  • Testing clinics are held 9am – 5pm Mondays and Wednesdays and 10am – 6pm on Tuesdays in the Dail Room in the EUC (any changes will be communicated to you via email)
  • Testing is free of charge to you, as the University pays for it through federal funding
  • You will receive results directly from Mako generally within 24 hours
  • Your results are directly entered into UNCG’s case management system
  • If you choose to utilize a community provider, you must take a PCR (not antigen) test, and results must be uploaded here by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your required testing week.

Special instructions for Thanksgiving

  • You should test once for the period from November 22 through December 5th. Refer to your email for testing registration links.
  • There is no separation of Blue and Gold groups for this time period.
  • Students who are not returning to campus after the Thanksgiving break should notify Student Affairs at https://veoci.com/v/p/form/d8zp899yvev2.

Getting Tested Through the Voluntary Screening Program

  • Testing clinics are held 8am – 3pm Thursdays in the Dail Room in the EUC (any changes will be listed on the website)
  • Testing is free of charge to you after your insurance is billed
  • You will receive results directly from Starmed generally within 24 hours
  • Your results are directly entered into UNCG’s case management system
  • Voluntary testing opportunities will be available up to December 16th and students are encouraged to know your COVID status

Special instructions for Thanksgiving

  • The Mako vendor will provide voluntary screening appointments November 22, 23, and 24 instead of the typical Thursday screenings.
  • Register HERE prior to going to the testing site. When registering, use your UNCG email address in the Email field and your UNCG ID number in the Student ID or School ID field.

Mandatory Student Testing Blue and Gold Group Schedules:

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Blue and Gold combined.
Test once.

Voluntary Screening Testing:

Testing Resources

NC DHHS maintains a list of testing resources across the state.

If your question is not answered on this page or in the FAQ, submit it to the UNCG COVID-19 Operational team via the question submission form.