Required COVID-19 Test

All students living in University housing – regardless of vaccination status – must take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival.

  • Tests can be found on your bed.
  • Return your completed test to your building’s RA table, which is located in the lobby of your building from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on August 20, 21 and 22.  If you do not turn in your test by this deadline, you will not be permitted to participate in Welcome Week activities.

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, complete the exemption form by August 17 to be exempted from the arrival test requirement. This information will be entered into your student health record.

If you are part of an early-arrival group, you must test within 48 hours of arriving on campus. Your test must be dropped off at Panther Central.


Has your vaccination or booster status changed?  Upload your documentation.

For more information about Pitt’s COVID-19 response, visit