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Monthly Asymptomatic Testing for Undergraduate Residents

Section 1

September 28, 2021

Dear Undergraduate Student Resident:

In order to mitigate possible exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 at the University, all undergraduate students residing in Student Housing and American Campus Communities are required to participate in monthly asymptomatic testing. This is required under the campus executive directive for testing.

Testing Info
Who will be tested?: All Undergraduate Students Residing in Campus Housing (including ACC)
How often?: Monthly or about 3x during the quarter
When will it start?: October 4 or the beginning of Week 2
When will I know when to schedule my testing appointment?: You are required to schedule your monthly appointment based on alphabetical order by last name. See the ‘Fall 2021 - Monthly Appointment Schedule’ chart below for your assigned dates.
How do I schedule my appointment?:  See “How to Schedule Your Appointment” below

Fall 2021 - Monthly Appointment Schedule

Last Name
Starts With:

Appointment weeks (3)


Oct 4-8 (week 2);  Nov 1-5 (week 6); Nov 29-Dec3 (week 10)


Oct 11-15 (week 3);  Nov 8-12 (week 7); Nov 29-Dec 3 (week 10)


Oct 18-22 (week 4);  Nov 15-19 (week 8); Dec 6-10 (finals week)


Oct 25-29 (week 5);  Nov 22-26 (week 9); Dec 6-10 (finals week)

How to read the chart: Students with the last names that start with the letter “D” must test on Weeks 2, 6, and 10, for example.

How to schedule your appointment 

Students may schedule appointments by logging in to the Student Health Patient Portal. Once in the portal,

  • Select “Appointments” on the left navigation sidebar
  • Click on “Schedule an Appointment”
  • Select “COVID-19 Testing” – click “Continue”
  • Select “Student COVID Testing” – click “Continue”
  • Note the testing locations that are available
  • Select the testing location – click “Continue”
  • Confirm your contact information (email address, local telephone, local address) – click “Continue”. 
  • Enter your callback number (required in case Testing site staff or Student Health Center staff need to contact you regarding the appointment you are scheduling) – click “Continue”.
  • Schedule your appointment. (click to view more) Staff at the testing site will convert your appointment to be a recurring appointment. 
  • Confirm selected appointment

Students having difficulty accessing the patient portal to schedule their appointment can contact the Coronavirus Response Center at 949-824-9918 or covid19@uci.edu for assistance. More information available on the UCI Forward website.

Thank you for your cooperation with our surveillance testing requirement.


Student Housing