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Testing

An important part of returning to campus for the fall quarter is compliance with Northwestern’s testing protocols. Please remembers that testing is just one component that helps create a healthy campus environment – alongside proactive measures like wearing a mask, social distancing and good hygiene.

Northwestern is implementing COVID testing in partnership with Northwestern Medicine. See general information about testing, including scheduling an appointment.

Find all the information you need about your specific testing protocols and processes:

Undergraduate Students     Graduate & Professional Students     Faculty & Staff

Testing Goals

Northwestern’s testing protocols for the Fall Quarter are designed for those students, faculty, and staff who are approved to be on-campus. The goal of the testing program is to:

  • Immediately identify and test anyone who is symptomatic or identified through contact tracing efforts; and
  • Surveil the on-campus population through structured recurring testing in order to identify trends in COVID-19 prevalence and transmission, and identify asymptomatic cases early to in order to isolate and quarantine.