COVID-19 Testing

Pacific will begin conducting COVID-19 testing for undergraduate students on the Forest Grove Campus, starting Aug. 23.

Students will receive instructions on testing during their check-in. Remember, all undergraduate students who will be attending in-person classes must schedule and participate in a check-in before classes begin. This includes new and returning students, as well as both residential and commuter students. Sign up here.

Prepare for Testing

Before returning to campus, fill out the Quest Diagnostics form with your insurance information. You do not need to provide a copy of your insurance card, but you will need your insurance account number. You will have no out-of-pocket cost for the testing. If you do not have insurance, please let staff know during your check-in. You will still have access to testing at no cost to you.

When To Get Tested

Testing will typically take place the same day you arrive on campus. You will receive more information during your check-in appointment. 

Testing will take place at the Holce Tennis Courts, at the corner of Cedar Street and University Avenue, behind Cascade Hall. Testing hours during orientation week are from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24-30.

* Do not go to the testing site if you experiencing symptoms or have recently been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case. Instead, return to your residence hall or local residence, begin self-isolating, and call the Student Health Center at 503-352-2269 for alternative testing options.

What to Expect

Testing should be quick and easy. We are using tests that collect nasal (anterior nares) samples. You will get instructions on how to swab yourself, under the supervision of a healthcare professional at the testing site, and we will send the samples in for analysis.

Please watch the instructional video and complete the Quest Diagnostics form prior to arriving at the testing site. You may sign up to receive your test results directly from Quest, and Pacific also will contact all students with their results, generally within 48-72 hours.

Prevent COVID-19

A negative COVID-19 test does not mean you cannot contract or spread the novel coronavirus. It only means that you were negative at the time of testing. Help keep yourself, your friends and our community safe. It is critically important that you abide by public health guidance at all times. Wash your hands regularly, keep physical distance, and wear a face mask any time you are outside your room or off-campus residence.