On Campus COVID-19 Testing Options for Students, Faculty & Staff

Updated September 28, 2021

Suffolk University has partnered with the Broad Institute to adopt COVID-19 testing that will detect active infection. The method of test collection is an anterior nares swab that individuals will administer themselves. The swab is small and is not inserted deep into the nose.  This collection method is dramatically different than the more widely used nasopharyngeal collection method that some of you may have experienced. It is not likely to elicit coughing or sneezing and it is not painful.

This testing will be provided free of charge to all participants.

Voluntary Testing

All members of the Suffolk community who are not part of the mandatory testing program may access a voluntary testing center in the Amenities Room on the first floor of The Stahl Building, 73 Tremont Street.

Testing is available on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tests must be scheduled in advance.  You are required to log in using your Suffolk Credentials.

Mandatory Testing

Students, faculty and staff members with a vaccination waiver or those who are not yet fully vaccinated must test every week. Residential students should test in their residence halls (see below).  Everyone else must test on Wednesdays in the Amenities Room on the first floor of The Stahl Building, 73 Tremont Street.

Testing is available on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tests must be scheduled in advance. You are required to log in using your Suffolk Credentials.

If you are required to test and are unable to make your weekly testing, you should email CHW (Counseling, Health, and Wellness) with the subject “COVID Testing”.

Testing Requirements for Students Living in Suffolk Residence Halls

1 Court Street

If you are a resident student living at 1 Court Street, you are required to test weekly on Mondays at 1 Court Street from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Schedule an appointment.

Miller Hall

If you are a resident student living at Miller Hall, you are required to test weekly on Mondays at Miller Hall from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Schedule an appointment.

Smith Hall

If you are a resident student living at Smith Hall, you are required to test weekly on Tuesdays at Smith Hall from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Schedule an appointment.

10 West/Modern

If you are a resident student living at 10 West/Modern, you are required to test weekly on Tuesdays at 10 West/Modern from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Schedule an appointment.

Missed Appointments

If you miss your testing appointment on the regularly scheduled day for your residence hall, you must test on Wednesday in the Amenities Room on the first floor of The Stahl Building, 73 Tremont Street. Tests must be scheduled in advance.

Testing Requirements and Options for Student Athletes

If you are an in-season resident or commuter student athlete, you are required to test weekly.  Please see your coach for scheduling information.

Test Results

Results will be delivered to your Suffolk email from [email protected] or [email protected]  (Please check your spam email.)

Test results are returned in about 24 hours from the time the test is received at the Broad Institute lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  In most cases, you will receive results the evening after the day you tested, regardless of the time of day at which you tested.