Summer drop-in COVID-19 testing schedule announced for University Park

May 10, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With students remaining on campus for Maymester and the beginning of summer classes, Penn State’s COVID-19 Operations Control Center has announced the schedule for drop-in COVID-19 testing at University Park through late June. This is in addition to the required weekly testing that students in residence halls must complete if full vaccination status is not provided to the University. 

Drop-in testing will remain available at the Hintz Family Alumni Center and Pegula Ice Arena through the month of May, although with reduced hours and select closures due to holidays and special events. Starting June 1, drop-in testing will be available at Pegula Ice Arena only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the Hintz Family Alumni Center testing site will be closed. 

The summer drop-in testing schedule at University Park is as follows:

  • May 10-28: Hours and days reduced at Hintz and Pegula to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • May 13-15: Pegula drop-in testing closed due to the Walmart second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic. 
  • May 31: No drop-in testing due to Memorial Day. 
  • Starting June 1: Hintz testing site closed; drop-in testing at Pegula only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • Further updates to testing will be announced in June. 

Full details about Penn State’s summer COVID-19 testing plan can be found here.

Unless they have been vaccinated, regular use of voluntary testing is strongly encouraged for any student living near any Penn State campus or employees that are working on campus in May and throughout the summer. At all Commonwealth Campuses, student tests will be distributed by the student health center or designated office, or ordered through the mail via the Vault Health mail-in test kit. Students should contact their campus student health center or office of student affairs for more information. 

Employees at any campus who are listed in the University’s Return to Work database may order a Vault Health mail-in test kit. Employees working on campus at University Park also may utilize the drop-in testing available on campus. However, they are strongly encouraged to use the at-home Vault Health mail-in test kit as the best test option.

University Park students living on campus or in the local community who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should continue to schedule testing appointments with University Health Services via MyUHS. Students living on or near other Penn State campuses should seek symptomatic testing via their campus health center or a local provider. Employees who are symptomatic are advised to schedule an appointment with their local health care provider.

For the latest COVID-19 news and information, visit Penn State’s official coronavirus information website

Last Updated May 10, 2021