All students, faculty and staff must complete mandatory COVID-19 testing on campus (free of charge). Students who do not sign up or miss their appointments will have their Phoenix Cards deactivated and may face student conduct charges outlined in the Healthy Elon Commitment.

Abbott BinaxNow rapid antigen tests are being used for all mandatory testing. Students, faculty and staff with a prior positive PCR or antigen (with symptoms) test within 90 days of arrival must complete the COVID-19 Testing Exception form and provide documentation through their Phoenix Health Portal or Human Resources.

Find your test results by logging into My Readiness.

Weekly Testing

Starting Jan. 18, Elon will require weekly COVID-19 testing for all students to decrease hidden spread of the virus.

Undergraduate Students

Click below to sign up for two-weekly tests:


Student FAQs

NEW Am I safer or able to lower my guard after a negative test?

No. Testing results only indicate whether you had the virus at the moment you took the test. This helps identify hidden cases within the community and decrease the exponential spread of the virus. Testing does not keep us negative in the future. Most importantly, testing negative does not mean we can lower our guard or relax any COVID-19 precautions.

NEW How do I check my testing appointment time?

Check appointment times at My Upcoming Events.

NEW If I don’t have symptoms, can I go to Alumni Gym or schedule a second appointment?

Elon is able to provide only one weekly test to all asymptomatic students and provides those tests only by appointment, with plenty of appointments available to fit with student schedules. If you wish to get another test during a week, contact Student Health Services at 336-278-7230 or visit the Phoenix Health Portal. You can also consult community testing resources available here.

NEW What if I’m away for Winter Term but returning for Spring semester?

Students who are off-campus for Winter Term should sign up to participate in required weekly testing beginning with their arrival on campus.

NEW Where do I see my test results?

Find your test results by logging into My Readiness.

NEW Why can’t I test in Alumni Gym if I’m feeling sick or have symptoms?

In order to protect everyone in the gym, students with COVID-19 symptoms should not come to Alumni Gym. Instead, isolate and seek medical consultation by contacting Student Health Services at 336-278-7230 or visiting their Phoenix Health Portal to schedule an appointment/rapid antigen test, if needed. Follow directions posted on the Student Health Services website.

Graduate students

Law students will test on the Greensboro campus. School of Health Sciences, Interactive Media and MBA/MSBA students will test at the Francis Center. MHE students will test with university staff and faculty.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff may test during either the week of Jan. 18 or the week of Jan. 25 (details to be shared via email). They will be required to test once between Monday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 7, and once each month during spring semester. Additional testing options will be available through the Faculty & Staff Wellness Clinic.

Not teaching Winter Term?

Faculty members not teaching or present on campus for Winter Term should look for future communications regarding Spring Semester testing.

Prior positive test?

Faculty and staff with a prior positive PCR test within 90 days of arrival must provide documentation through Human Resources and will not be tested.

If You Test Positive

Begin isolation immediately and limit your exposure to others. Those tested at Elon are required to immediately return to the gym to take a PCR test and then quarantine while results are returned within 24-48 hours (to avoid any chance of false positives). If a positive result is confirmed by a PCR test, you will be required by the Health Department to isolate for 10 days. Close contacts will also be required to quarantine for 14 days. For information on what to do or if you feel ill, please follow the directions outlined here.

Vaccine Update

While vaccine doses for students are not expected until late spring, Elon medical staff meet weekly with state and local officials to plan for vaccine distribution and the university is prepared to execute a vaccine clinic within 24-hours’ notice.