Students: Get tested for COVID-19 before coming back to campus, or plan to get tested on campus during the first week of classes

Per SUNY’s requirements for the spring 2021 semester, all New Paltz students must produce a negative COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus, or get tested for COVID-19 immediately after coming to campus.

This applies to any student who plans to live, work or take classes on campus, or use campus facilities such as the gym, library or dining areas.

Students will not be able to attend any in-person classes or programming, or enter facilities such as the Athletic & Wellness Center, computer labs, academic buildings, Sojourner Truth Library and others, before they produce a negative test result through on-campus testing or submit a negative test result taken off campus.

For many students, the easiest way to fulfill this requirement will be to get a quick, easy, on-campus COVID-19 test within five days after your first day on campus in the spring semester.

The College will offer daily (Monday – Friday) on-campus COVID-19 testing from Jan. 19 – Feb. 4 to help students meet this requirement. All tests will be administered at Awosting Hall in the same location as during the fall 2020 semester. See below or click here for the full testing schedule.

You may also get tested off campus and submit results to the Student Health Service as an email attachment to Off-campus test results must be submitted within five days of arrival on campus.

Wherever you choose to get tested, your test must take place either during the three days before or five days after your first day on campus for the spring semester.

So, if you’re planning to come to campus when residence halls open on Jan. 17, you must get tested between Jan. 14 and Jan. 22 in order to meet SUNY’s requirement.

Please note that you must get an individual or pool PCR test; rapid antigen tests are less accurate and do not meet SUNY’s screening requirements.

More information for students about spring 2021 can be found in our comprehensive What Students Should Know guide.

On-campus COVID-19 Testing Schedule: Jan. 19 – Feb. 4

Tuesday, Jan. 19: 12 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20: 12 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21: 12 – 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 22: Enzo Testing (appointment only – sign up here)

Monday, Jan. 25: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 26: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29: Enzo Testing (appointment only – sign up here)

Monday, Feb. 1: 12 – 4 p.m. **Cancelled due to inclement weather**

Tuesday, Feb. 2: 12 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3: 12 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4: 12 – 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5: Enzo Testing (appointment only – sign up here)