Test Before You Go: Weekly testing will continue through the end of the spring semester

SUNY’s mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing policy will remain in effect through the end of the spring semester for anyone who is on campus for any reason other than Commencement.

New Paltz will continue providing convenient, on-campus testing through May 13, with a slightly modified schedule that can be viewed below.

The best way to protect family and friends is to test before you go and confirm you’re virus-free before leaving New Paltz. We encourage students to plan ahead and allow about five days between your final on-campus test and your planned date of departure, so there’s enough time to process your results before you leave. So, if you live on campus and plan to head home when the residence halls close on May 12, please get tested no later than May 7.

You can view the spring 2021 Academic Calendar to confirm this and other important dates for the end of the semester.

All members of our community must get tested every week they are on campus even if they have been vaccinated, per SUNY guidelines.

Students, faculty and staff who are participating in Commencement ceremonies on May 14, 15, 16, 22, or 23 are not required to get tested before those events, though we encourage testing frequently as a best practice to prevent spread of the virus. More information about Commencement policies can be found in this list of frequently asked questions.


On-campus COVID-19 testing schedule: Late spring 2021

Walk-in pool testing will continue Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., (9 – 10 a.m. for employees only) at our Awosting Hall testing site, April 26 – 29 and May 3 – 6.

No appointments are necessary for pool testing, but pre-registration through SUNY Upstate Medical University is required and must be updated with each test. You may not participate in pool testing if you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Thursday, May 6, will be the last day of on-campus pool testing for the spring 2021 semester.

Our partners at Enzo Labs will be on campus providing COVID-19 tests on the following days:

  • Friday, April 30
  • Friday, May 7
  • Monday, May 10
  • Thursday, May 13

Please remember that Enzo Labs testing is by appointment only. You can use this link to sign up.

On-campus COVID-19 testing may resume during summer for those who are on campus. The College is awaiting final guidance from SUNY about summer testing policies and will update our community with that information soon.