COVID-19 Testing

Mason’s COVID Testing

Due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19 transmission and illness, Mason strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff (vaccinated and unvaccinated) to participate in routine optional COVID testing. Symptomatic students are required to receive a diagnostic test at Student Health Services.   

All on-campus testing is free, and Mason is offering extended hours to accommodate diverse schedules; see schedule below.  

Mason’s COVID Test Sites

Mason maintains test sites and hours for residential students, non-residential students, faculty, and staff.

Location M T W Th F
Fenwick Library A Wing (formerly MIX) 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Peterson Health Clinic Drive-up Station
(Mason faculty/staff only, by appointment only)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Hazel Hall, Rooms B1-13
(Mason Square Campus)
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Closed 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed
Colgan Hall, Room 413
(SciTech Campus)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Closed 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Closed


Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Testing

SMSC requires pre-move-in testing for residential students and strongly encourages weekly testing thereafter.  

Diagnostic Testing (Testing While You Have Symptoms)

Anyone with COVID symptoms should be tested, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not.   

Mason's surveillance test sites are not designed to handle symptomatic individuals; please do not attempt to get a COVID test at Mason’s surveillance test sites if you feel unwell or have symptoms. 

It is recommended by the CDC that all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, be tested 3-5 days after arrival in the U.S. and self-monitor for any symptoms. Additionally, the CDC recommends any traveler who is not up to date with their vaccines quarantine for 5 days after arrival.