Student Testing


Testing Protocols May Have Changed for You – What You Need to Know

  • There are different COVID-19 testing requirements and protocols for you to follow depending on your location (Utica or Albany).

Full Student Testing Schedule and Testing/Drop-off Locations

Important Information

Based on guidance provided by SUNY System Administration, the student COVID-19 pooled surveillance testing plan has been updated starting August 2022 to comply with the Fall 2022 testing requirements before, during, and after arrival to campus as SUNY Poly seeks to mitigate the potential spread of SARS-CoV-2. If extra testing is required at any point to ensure campus health and safety, you will be contacted with details.

The definition of “fully vaccinated” may be subject to change. Please see the FAQ regarding full vaccination for the latest definition.

Pre-Arrival Testing for Students

  • All students planning to be on campus, including those with an approved COVID-19 vaccine exemption, must attest to having received a negative COVID-19 test result from within 24 hours prior to arrival to campus at the start of the semester. An at home antigen test is acceptable. You will receive the attestation form from Student Affairs via email before your arrival.
  • All residential students are required to test upon arrival to campus.
  • Commuter students will also be required to test during the first week of classes.

Protocols to comply with these requirements are detailed for both SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Utica and Albany campuses.

As federal, state, local, and SUNY health guidance changes due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY Poly’s rules will also evolve as the institution receives new guidance and/or regulations are promulgated. SUNY Poly reserves the right to change its policy in regards to these matters and will provide updates as needed on the SUNY Poly website.

Additional Testing Options

In lieu of a campus pooled test, a community-based acquired test can be submitted instead to, taken no earlier than the Sunday for that week and no later than Friday of the week when a test is required. Please note that the test may be a PCR, TMA-NAAT, or antigen test; antibody tests will not be accepted.

  • If an antigen test is provided, you must submit a photo of the test result with time/date of the test and also include your SUNY Poly ID in the photo–to be submitted to

For additional testing options, please visit:

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit: Pooled Testing FAQs.


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