Spring 2022 COVID-19 Info: Community testing site at SUNY New Paltz open Monday – Friday beginning Jan. 11

This is just one element of our campus COVID-19 protocols for the spring 2022 semester.

To view a comprehensive summary of our policies, please visit this link.


SUNY New Paltz is hosting a New York State-run COVID-19 testing site providing PCR tests to all members of the public (including students, faculty and staff) beginning Jan. 11, 2022.

Appointments can be scheduled here. The site will maintain capacity for approximately 225 appointments per day and up to 50 walk-ins.

The testing site will be hosted at the College Terrace and will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. until further notice. Please use this link for a campus map.

There will be reserved parking for this testing site in Terrace Lot #4. Students and employees are asked to use other pa

Reserved parking spaces are available in Terrace Lot #4. ​Members of the campus community accessing the site may prefer to walk, weather permitting.

“As an anchor institution in Ulster County, SUNY New Paltz is happy to support much-needed COVID-19 testing for the broader community, which also supports the health of our campus community,” said President Donald P. Christian.

The state-run testing site is open to anyone – vaccinated or unvaccinated, symptomatic or asymptomatic.

New Paltz students and employees may test at the state-run site at College Terrace. However, they should be aware that the state-run site is not connected to their COVID-19 Profile. If you choose to get tested at the state-run site, you will need to manually upload your test results at my.newpaltz.edu.

Those who test at the campus-run testing site at Awosting Hall and swipe their campus ID cards will have their test results automatically synced to their COVID-19 Profiles.

“We are not defenseless as we fight the winter surge: vaccines, boosters and testing can help us slow the spread and protect our loved ones,” Governor Hochul said in announcing the testing sites. “These new SUNY sites build on our ongoing efforts to make testing more available as part of our Winter Surge Plan, and will be part of more than 2,000 locations statewide where New Yorkers can easily get tested for COVID-19. We are utilizing every possible State resource to keep New Yorkers safe and protect our fragile health care system.”

College Terrace will be unavailable for any campus events or activities while state-run testing is ongoing.