January 15, 2021 - 4:50pm

Greetings Residential Students!

We look forward to your arrival on campus!  Here is important information about your REQUIRED COVID testing requirements.  Please read carefully!

You are REQUIRED to participate in Baseline COVID testing between 1/21 - 1/28, as well as ongoing Surveillance testing throughout the semester.  Please know that failure to comply with COVID testing requirements will result in disciplinary action, including immediate measures that will restrict you from participating in classes, as well as denied card access to residence halls and dining centers.  

Testing is available on campus at our Lee Hall Testing Center.  If you are unable to get tested ON CAMPUS at our Lee Hall Testing Center, you must get tested elsewhere and submit documentation to our campus Health Services via the ‘Patient Portal’ found here.  Please be aware that you must be tested between 1/21 - 1/28 and have your documentation uploaded (and approved) BEFORE you come to campus.

COVID Testing ON CAMPUS at Lee Hall -- two steps to complete in advance:

  1. Request and receive confirmation of your move-in time from Residence Life & Housing:  Your assigned move-in time will be your testing time!  When you arrive on campus, please come directly to Lee Hall for testing.  If you are arriving by car, you can park in lot E-23 (between Lee Hall and Sheldon Avenue).  If you have family or friends assisting you with move-in, they must stay in the car as they will not be permitted in the Testing Center.  Be sure to wear a face covering, and bring your college ID and health insurance information.  

  • Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash for 3 hours prior to your test

  • Don’t eat, drink, smoke/vape for 30 minutes prior to your test.

    2. Pre-Register on the Upstate website (REQUIRED):  Prior to your appointment you must also register/log-in to www.suny-covid-test.com to create and/or update your account profile, including insurance information

  • If you took a COVID saliva test on campus last semester, simply “Log-In”.   

  • If you have not previously taken a COVID saliva test on campus, you must “Register” on this website to create an account.  (For Institutional ID# enter your college ID#).  Please complete this step prior to arriving for your testing appointment. If you need assistance creating your account, please come to the Lee Hall Testing Center with your health insurance information and we will assist you.)  


  • If you are currently in Isolation OR Quarantine (either Mandatory or Precautionary), you must contact Health Services at whealth@oswego.edu to request this exemption.   

  • If you are currently experiencing COVID19 related symptoms (fever, headache, shortness of breath, nausea/diarrhea, loss of sense of taste/smell, fatigue) you should contact your healthcare provider or SUNY Oswego Health Services at 315-312-4100 (M-F 8:30-4:30) to inquire about other testing possibilities.  

  • If you tested negative for COVID19 between 1/21-1/29, you will need to upload your test documentation to SUNY Oswego Health Services via the patient portal found here.  

  • If you were previously COVID positive in the last 90 days, you are exempt from testing, but must provide documentation if you tested positive at a location other than our campus (Health Services or Lee Hall Testing Center) via the patient portal found here.

For more information, please visit our Lee Hall COVID testing center
website. If you have questions, please email:  covidtesting@oswego.edu.