How to Test

Know Before You Test

  • Testing is only for community members without symptoms. Do not come to campus if you are sick. Discuss testing options with your healthcare provider.
  • Testing is unsupervised please review the instructions before you test.

Where to Test

  • PCR test availability (until 11 a.m. on May 24, 2022)
    • The UMBC Police station – open 24/7
    • The Center for Well-Being outdoor patio – open 24/7
    • The University Center third floor vestibule – open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • For residential students only – Apartment Community Center
  • Rapid Antigen test availability:
    • The UMBC Police station – open 24/7
    • Commons Information Center desk – hours here
    • For residential students only – available at community desks until May 25
  • For the quickest PCR test results, test before 10 a.m. on Monday – Thursday. It may take up to three business days for your results to be posted. Tests are processed by an outside medical laboratory.

How to Test

Click Here for Detailed Testing Instructions

After You Test

  • Testing results from on-campus tests will be posted to your COVID Compliance Card in your myUMBC profile. It generally take three working days to receive your results. Please contact covid19@umbc.edu if you have not received your results after 72 hours
  • If your result is positive, or if you receive a positive result from an off-campus test, please submit this COVID-19 Case Report Form as soon as possible to initiate UMBC’s support protocols. Please also follow up with your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, please contact Retriever Integrated Health, University Health Services at (410) 455-2542.
  • UMBC is unable to provide official copies of test results for events or travel. Testing is designed for internal use only.

If You Need Help

  • Technical Assistance with downloading the app ﹘ email mgscanner@umbc.edu, call 410-455-3838, or visit https://rt.umbc.edu to enter a help request.
  • General questions ﹘ Email covid19@umbc.edu..