COVID-19 Testing Information

Radford University is committed to providing regular testing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.  That commitment began when the University reopened and resumed operations and services as part of the Fall 2020 semester.  That commitment will continue during the Spring 2021 semester.

For the Fall 2020 semester, the University offered a number of surveillance testing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, in addition to entry testing for students and exit testing for students, faculty, and staff.  For the Spring 2021 semester, open or walk-up testing will be available on the main campus for students, faculty, and staff throughout the week and at Radford University Carilion (RUC) for students, faculty, and staff on a weekly basis.  As we begin the semester, there will not be a registration process for either location.  Based on utilization, the sign-up process and/or other logistics associated with open or walk-up testing may be altered to better serve the campus community.  

For information regarding re-entry and exit testing for the Spring 2021 semester, please see below under “Other Testing Opportunities.”  For specific questions regarding COVID-19 testing, please email COVID19@radford.edu.

Spring 2021 Main Campus Testing Opportunities for Students

Beginning on January 19, 2021 and continuing throughout the semester, testing will be available for main campus students at the Buchanan House at the beginning of each hour as outlined below.

  • Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

NOTE: Please note that main campus students can also obtain services and support through the Student Health Center, which is located in Moffett Hall.  Students should call in advance of their visit to request an appointment. For additional information, visit https://www.radford.edu/content/student-health/home.html.

Spring 2021 Main Campus Testing Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Beginning on January 19, 2021 and continuing throughout the semester, testing will be available for main campus faculty and staff at the Buchanan House during dedicated times as outlined below.

  • Monday from 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m.

Spring 2021 RUC Testing Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Beginning on January 22, 2021 and continuing throughout the semester, testing for RUC students, faculty, and staff will be available every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the 3rd Floor in the Board Room.  Faculty and staff at the Roanoke Higher Education Center are welcome to participate in the weekly testing at RUC. 

NOTE: Please note that RUC students can also obtain services and support through Student Health Services. For additional information, visit https://www.radford.edu/content/ruc/home/current-students/ruc_student_health.html.

Spring 2021 Other Testing Opportunities

Re-entry Testing: As students return to campus and the local area, the University will engage in COVID-19 testing utilizing a prevalence model.  That model, which was also utilized in the Fall 2020 semester, requires testing for identified students, including resident and non-resident students, returning from high prevalence areas.  A new addition for the Spring 2021 semester was the distribution and completion of a Student Travel Disclosure Form.  Student responses to that form were also utilized to identify specific individuals to be tested.  Student re-entry testing will occur on the main campus from January 13-17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and at RUC on January 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The extended period for student return is consistent with the Fall 2020 semester and is aimed at reducing density in residence halls.

Exit Testing: Information regarding exit testing will be determined and released in late March.