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Required Entry Testing

As in the fall, we will kick off the semester with required COVID-19 entry testing for all students who are physically coming to campus at any point during the semester and who have not tested positive in the 90 days leading up to Jan. 14 (on or following Oct. 16), per CDC guidance.

Asymptomatic Students

Asymptomatic students must schedule their entry test through UK between Jan. 14-30.

Schedule your test

Symptomatic Students

Limit contact with other people and schedule a COVID-19 test or telehealth appointment with University Health Service.

Schedule your appointment

Entry Testing: What you need to know

WHEN: Students should receive a test between Jan. 14-30. Go ahead and schedule your test now.  

WHERE: Testing sites include:  

  • The Blue Lot at Kroger Field (drive-thru)  

  • K-Lair, located in Haggin Hall on the central campus (walk-up) 

  • The Blue Box Theater in the Gatton Student Center (walk-up) 

WHAT KIND: Tests will be PCR-nasopharyngeal nasal swabs — the same tests used in the fall.  

COST: As in the fall, tests will be provided at no cost.  

MAKE SURE: You should bring your student ID with you.   

IMPORTANT: All students should utilize the UK-affiliated sites only for entry testing. 

  • If you have tested positive at a non-UK site, you need to upload your testing documentation here.  

  • If you tested positive on or after Oct. 16, you are not required to participate in re-entry testing. 

  • If you have tested negative at a non-UK site, you are still required to test through UK between Jan. 14-30.  

  • If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, you are still required to complete an entry test, as, per the CDC, it takes time for the body to build immunity after vaccination.  

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Schedule your test with Wild Health

For on-campus testing, students may use the link above to schedule. 

After scheduling, students will receive a text message with instructions to register (a different process than scheduling), during which time they will provide other important information. 

Step 2: Go to your testing location

Make sure you have scheduled and registered with Wild Health before arriving at your testing location.

Maps of each location are above.

Step 3: Get your results

Students who test negative will be notified via email.

Students who test positive will be contacted by phone by a member of the UK Health Corps team. The team will provide the students with instructions, resources and other necessary support.

Students who test positive will be required to isolate in accordance with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and state public health guidelines. UK Health Corps will support them with the resources they need to ensure their health. 

Other Testing, Screening and Tracing Details

  • As in the fall, UK students are required to complete the daily screener.  

  • As in the fall, UK Health Corps will continue to holistically support students. This team of contact tracers, academic coordinators and wellness connectors will operate seven days a week throughout the spring. They are here to help you navigate any issues and to make it as easy as possible to be safe on our campus. 

  • If you feel you should be exempt from entry testing due to health reasons, please contact our Disability Resource Center at 

  • If you feel you should be exempt from entry testing due to religious reasons or other non-health reasons, please contact, and a member of the UK Legal team will respond. 


Visit our student testing, screening and tracing FAQ page

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