Free, rapid COVID-19 testing this week

Free, rapid COVID-19 testing this week

Dear Students, 

We have an opportunity to provide additional free, rapid COVID-19 testing to you this week, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of it. This testing will be especially convenient for students living off campus in midtown Albany. 

Even though you may feel fine, we know that people who are asymptomatic may still have and spread the virus. This rapid testing is an important tool to help protect your own health as well as the health of your friends, loved ones, co-workers and neighbors, and we encourage you to get tested as a precaution. 

Through a partnership with the New York State Department of Health and Albany County Department of Health, the testing will be available by appointment only on the UAlbany and The College of Saint Rose campuses on the following days this week: 

UAlbany students may get tested at either location. Appointments can be made using the following separate links for each day:

Because this is rapid testing, you will receive your results before leaving the test site. Please make an appointment as soon as possible as the number of slots is limited, and please remember to wear a mask to your appointment. 

The Alumni Quad Dining Hall can be accessed directly from the Alumni courtyard via Partridge Street/O’Leary Boulevard as shown by the red line on the map below. Parking will be available on O’Leary Boulevard, with spaces for people with disabilities reserved inside the courtyard. 

A map showing how to get to the Alumni Quad Dining Hall

Parking for Saint Joseph Hall on Saint Rose’s campus will be available either along Madison Avenue or in the lot behind the Massry Center for the Arts (1002 Madison Avenue). 

As an additional incentive, if 100 UAlbany students get tested at these sites, The University at Albany Foundation will donate $1,844 to a local community organization chosen by students. Participating students will also be entered into a drawing to win gift cards and other prizes. 

Your actions so far this semester have demonstrated your commitment to keeping the Albany community healthy and our campus open, and we hope you will take this opportunity to keep this positive momentum moving forward toward Thanksgiving.