Off Campus Students: Surveillance Testing Kits Pick-Up Dates

Off Campus Students: Surveillance Testing Kits Pick-Up Dates

January 12, 2021

Dear Off-Campus Students:

In preparation for the Spring 2021 semester, we will be hosting multiple surveillance test kit pick-up opportunities. Please review the following and make a plan to pick up your test kit which will provide enough materials to test weekly through the spring semester.


  • Thursday, January 28 from noon to 6 p.m.   

  • Friday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

  • Saturday, January 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, January 31 from 1 to 5 p.m.   

  • Tuesday, February 2 from noon to 6 p.m.   

  • Friday, February 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

  • Saturday, February 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.   

Where: Main entrance of Waterbury Hall, located on Alumni Quad, Western Avenue (there will be directional signage onsite)

You will only be given one test kit per person. Please have your cell phone accessible at pick up as you will be required to register your kit upon receipt. You will also be required to submit your first sample at the kit pick-up location so please do not eat or drink anything or brush your teeth within 30 minutes prior to coming to the test pick-up site.   There will be a collection box onsite for your convenience in submitting that first sample.

The new gold face masks featuring our Great Dane logo will also be available for pick up at these times. Mask wearing will be mandated during Spring 2021 at all locations, inside and outside, on any UAlbany campus and when out in public off campus.

As a reminder, all students who are studying, working or visiting any of UAlbany’s campuses — regardless of whether they live on or off campus — must participate weekly in the UAlbany surveillance testing program.  It is a tremendous benefit to test weekly: it’s safe, easy, free and helps to ensure the health and wellness of your friends, family and the community-at-large.

Per the pledge signed by all students, failure to participate in surveillance testing may make you ineligible to attend the University during the spring semester, have access to University services and/or result in serious disciplinary action. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, these requirements are subject to change and the University will notify you of such changes.

Thank you for your continued commitment to help maintain the health and safety of our campus community.


Luke Rumsey

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs