Updated: February 02, 2021 at 2:06PM

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing involves testing those who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Diagnostic Testing is available at the University Testing Center via Gate 3 of the Joyce Center North Dome, by appointment only.


Students who indicate on their Daily Health Check that they are exhibiting one of the big three symptoms (fever greater than 100.4, shortness of breath, or loss of sense of taste or smell) will receive Red Pass A and will therefore be automatically scheduled for testing without need for a telehealth consultation. Always read the instructions on your pass fully and carefully. Students exhibiting other symptoms should complete a telehealth screening through University Health Services (UHS). UHS will then schedule an appointment at the University Testing Center.

Faculty and staff who are experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID may utilize telehealth services through the Notre Dame Wellness Center,  or seek care from their primary care provider. The Wellness Center can schedule a diagnostic test at the University Testing Center. Local physicians may also refer eligible faculty and staff to the Testing Center with a test order.

Students living on campus who have been scheduled for a diagnostic test are encouraged to pack and bring a kit which includes toiletries, a thermometer, clothing, course materials, your computer/tablet, mobile phone and accessories (chargers, network cables, earbuds, headphones, etc.).

Patients using their local health care provider (if it’s not UHS or the Wellness Center) will need to provide consent to share results with the University (e.g., UHS, Wellness) to administer and process a test.