Your Top Questions Answered
Question: What testing is available?
**If you are an undergraduate student moving in on Sept 19-28, your testing is scheduled as part of your undergraduate move-in. Please use the MyRoomAssignment link below to schedule your test which will correspond to your move in time.
Question: Is COVID-19 testing mandatory?
Answer: Testing is mandatory for all students who are living or coming onto campus for various activities such as studying, research, work and recreation. Required testing will take place every 2 weeks with each test at least 12 days apart and with no more than 16 days between tests. Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to test regularly, ideally every 12-16 days. All testing provided by UC San Diego is at no-cost to you.
Question: What makes UC San Diego’s program distinct from other higher education institutions?
The Return to Learn program is designed with three adaptive pillars that will promote on-campus safety this fall, which are transmission reduction tactics, monitoring viral activity, and public health interventions. The success of our plan is dependent on the full support of our community in following campus safety requirements, including regular testing, wearing a face covering, practicing physical distancing, completing the daily symptom and exposure screening, and washing hands often. Visit the About the Return to Learn Program webpage for more information about our three pillars of success.
If you live, work, or study on campus, you are unfortunately still at risk of developing COVID-19. The SARS-CoV- 2 virus that causes COVID-19 has the ability to spread wherever people congregate. Because of this, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of transmission among the campus population, even when the community is careful and abides by health and safety requirements like wearing face coverings. We are working diligently to protect our campus community
, and we are following the instructions from state and local public health officials. If a major outbreak were to occur, the campus is prepared to change our plans if necessary.