COVID-19 testing is now widely available in the United States, Canada and the UK, via at-home tests and programs offered at retail pharmacies and health centers. Rapid antigen tests are available for faculty, students and staff upon request on our Boston campus.

Commonly Asked Questions

Who can get a rapid test from NU?

Current faculty, staff, and students may pick up a take home kit.

Where are rapid tests available for pick up?

Faculty, staff, and students on the Boston campus can pick up tests at Curry Campus Crossroads and UHCS. Tests are available for pick up on the Oakland campus at the Student Health Center.

Are the results reported anywhere?


What information will be required for pick up?

Name, affiliation (faculty, staff, student), and Northeastern email address. We recommend that you bring your Northeastern University ID with you at pick-up.

What if I test positive? What do I need to do?

Refer to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Preventing Spread of Respiratory Viruses When You’re Sick.

For additional questions related to COVID-19 exposure or infection, please consult with your healthcare provider and the Respiratory Virus Guidance  provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, immediately contact NUPD at 617.373.3333 if you are on-campus and 911 if you are off-campus.

We strongly recommend that all members of the Northeastern community are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.