COVID-19 Testing

Stanford has put in place a COVID-19 screening and surveillance testing program to provide regular testing for asymptomatic individuals living, working, or studying on campus. Please note that the process for students is separate from the process for faculty, staff and postdocs.

Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students who live on campus (regardless of enrollment status) or who are coming to campus regularly must register and test twice weekly with Verily Life Sciences. To meet the twice weekly requirement, students should schedule one test for Monday-Wednesday and one test for Thursday-Saturday. Ideally, tests should be taken three days apart.

Students who live off campus and come to campus infrequently (once or twice a quarter) must register and test on the day of their campus visit(s) with Verily Life Sciences. Students who live off campus and do not come to campus at all during a quarter are not required to register and test.

As of March 19, 2021, Verily testing appointments are offered at Tressider between 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Saturday, and will be available on Sunday, March 28.

Students with a high fever or other severe symptoms should instead contact Vaden Health Services or another healthcare provider for evaluation and testing.

Please visit Student Affairs COVID testing page for more information.

Graduate Students

Beginning March 15, 2021, graduate students will transition to using Color Genomics to comply with Stanford's surveillance testing requirements. Color is the same provider for faculty, staff, and postdoc testing.

All graduate and professional students who live on campus (regardless of enrollment status) or who are coming to campus regularly must register and test twice weekly with Color Genomics. To meet the twice weekly requirement, students should schedule one test for Sunday-Wednesday and one test for Thursday-Saturday. Ideally, tests should be taken three days apart. As of March 15, 2021, pick-up and drop-off locations and hours are available here.

Students who live off campus and come to campus infrequently (once or twice a quarter) must register and test on the day of their campus visit(s) with Color Genomics. Students who live off campus and do not come to campus at all during a quarter are not required to register and test.

Please visit Student Affairs Graduate Student COVID testing page for more information.

Faculty, Staff, and Postdoctoral Scholars

Beginning January 4, 2021, participation in Stanford's surveillance testing program is required for all Stanford faculty, staff and postdocs authorized to work on-site at a Stanford location in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties (which includes the main Stanford campus and Stanford Redwood City). Testing for faculty, staff and postdocs is done through Color Genomics

Anyone working on-site at least one day per week will be required to test once per week. Others who work on-site infrequently (e.g. less than one day each week or every other week), will be required to test on the day they are scheduled to be on-site. Additionally, faculty, staff and postdocs who are approved to come on-site on a one-time basis (e.g. to pick up office equipment, drop off paperwork, etc.) are required to test on the day they are scheduled to be on-site.

This surveillance testing program is intended for individuals who are NOT experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms, information about seeking care is available here. Please also report your symptoms in Health Check.

For additional information please visit the Health Alerts page on COVID-19 surveillance testing for faculty, staff and postdocs