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Weather Update: UofSC Columbia campus to close Friday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather. See for updates.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Testing

To protect the health and well-being of the campus community, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get tested regularly. There are a variety of ways you can get tested, both on and off campus.

COVID-19 saliva testing on campus is free, quick and noninvasive, and results can typically be shared within 24-48 hours. Saliva testing is only available to current students, faculty and staff. You can also get tested off campus.

It is very important that any student, faculty or staff member that develops significant symptoms of COVID-19, like fever, cough or shortness of breath, contact their healthcare provider for evaluation. If needed, an appointment for a test will be scheduled. Costs for test will be billed to your health insurance. Students can make an appointment through MyHealthSpace.

Important information about vaccines can be found on our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.


Schedule for January 18 – January 28

Please check the schedule regularly as locations or times may change.

Tuesday, Jan. 18–Thursday, Jan. 20

Friday, Jan. 21

  • Closed due to inclement weather

Monday, Jan. 24–Friday, Jan. 28

Before you come to a test site:

  • No appointment needed at any of the saliva test sites.
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or vape, brush your teeth or chew gum or mints for 30 minutes before testing.
  • You may have clear water up until 10 minutes before testing. Hydrate well on your test day.
  • Bring your Carolina Card.
  • If you did not do so in Fall 2021, acknowledge the updated consent on MyHealthSpace using the instructions below.
    • Log into
    • Go to the menu on the left
    • Click Medical Clearances
    • Scroll to Additional Items Not Required for Clearance, click on COVID-19 Testing Consent & HIPAA Agreement, and click on green Update
    • Scroll down to check Acknowledgement
    • Click blue Submit Final
    • Click on Proceed

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