January 15, 2021 - 4:30pm

Greetings Commuter Students:  

The following students MUST participate in COVID-19 Baseline and Surveillance testing during the Spring 2021 semester:  

  • Students enrolled in F2F or hybrid courses

  • Students working on campus

  • Students utilizing (any) on-campus services 

Our records indicate that you are a commuter / off campus student who is NOT REGISTERED for any face-to-face (F2F) or hybrid classes
.   If you are not working on campus and/or you do not come to campus for any reason, YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE in COVID-19 Baseline and Surveillance testing.

As a SUNY Oswego student, however, you are welcome to test at our Lee Hall Testing Center.  If you are living in the Oswego community, and especially if you are living with other students, we strongly encourage you to test regularly.  Only through our shared commitment to reduce the spread of this virus can we keep the infection rate down!  Please wear your mask, socially distance, wash your hands, AND COME FOR TESTING.  

If you would like to test at Lee Hall -- two steps must be completed in advance: 

  1. Sign up for an appointment:  Log in to tickets.oswego.edu to reserve a specific day and time.  You will receive a confirmation email with additional information and details.  

  2. Upstate Pre-Registration (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.  

Additional information:  You must
not brush your teeth or use mouthwash within 3 hours of your test; or eat/drink or smoke/vape 30 minutes before your test.

What to bring:  Your cell phone, a face mask, your student ID #, and insurance provider information (name, policy # and phone number of provider).


  • If you are currently in Isolation OR Quarantine (either Mandatory or Precautionary).

  • 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 were previously COVID positive you are exempt from testing for 90 days.  Contact Health Services at whealth@oswego.edu for more information.  

We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at the COVID testing center -- be sure you reserve an appointment in advance at

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

Stay safe and be well.