COVID-19 Return to Campus Testing Reminders

August 17, 2021

Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

Undergraduate students moving into residence halls on the uptown campus are required to complete a COVID-19 test approximately 72 hours prior to their arrival on campus; students are required to upload their test through the Campus Health Patient Portal. PCR, rapid, or other commercially available tests are fine for pre-arrival testing.

Students should complete their return to campus test to as close to their return date as possible. We recognize that testing may not be available for all students. Email if you are unable to get a test.

We are also requesting that all students take precautions and quarantine for 5-7 days prior to their return to New Orleans. This will reduce the risk of students returning to campus with COVID-19.


Fall 2021 Return to Campus Testing

Return testing for students, faculty and staff began August 15 and will end August 22.

Residential Students

In addition to pre-arrival testing, vaccinated residential undergraduate students should complete an on-campus test within one week of their move-in time slot.

Unvaccinated residential undergraduate students are required to complete an on-campus test within 24 hours of arrival; these students should monitor their Tulane email account for a scheduling message and get tested within 24 hours of receiving one.

  • The scheduling email (from lablynx) will be your notice to schedule testing at one of our testing centers. There will be an attached unique QR code for your individual test. Do not share your unique QR Code. It is linked to your private health information. QR Codes cannot be re-used. You will receive a new QR code each time you are required to get tested.
  • Please have your SPLASH ID number available and bring the original email with the QR code with you to the testing center.

Off-campus undergraduate, graduate, and professional students

Off-campus students should schedule an appointment for testing prior to their return to New Orleans and at the uptown or downtown testing centers as soon as they receive an email prompting them to do so. You must complete a test prior to the start of classes, please plan accordingly.

If you HAVE NOT received an email by August 20, email for assistance. Emails are not sent to all individuals at the same time.