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Prior to arrival testing for Carolina students

Testing is an important part of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Our spring semester testing approach will allow the University to identify cases and trends quickly and contain potential clusters earlier.

Undergraduate students who are living on campus or in Chapel Hill or Carrboro or are planning to come to campus for classes, participate in on-campus activities, or access on-campus facilities (e.g. Campus Recreation, University Libraries) will be required to participate in prior to arrival testing.

These students will be required to have a negative COVID antigen (in an asymptomatic individual) or a negative PCR test (in an asymptomatic or symptomatic individual) conducted in the window of five days prior to returning to campus or upload proof that you had a positive test between Oct. 1 and Jan. 1 prior to arrival to campus and are cleared by a health care professional to return.

Graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows will not be required to participate in prior to arrival testing. Graduate programs may have specific requirements for their students.

Faculty and staff will not be required to participate in prior to arrival testing.

Learn more about the prior to arrival testing