Dropping Off Your Sample

COVID-19 test drop box in Frick chemistry building

Where and when to drop off your sample

The daily deadline for dropping off your saliva sample in a drop box is 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Samples submitted after that time will not be picked up and taken to the Lab that day. 

If you miss the 10:00 a.m. deadline on Friday, you can bring your sample in person to the testing clinic until 12 p.m. Any samples submitted after this time on Friday will be unable to be analyzed. 

Undergraduates, look to drop off your samples on the days associated with your residential college (meaning the college you were assigned to when you started at Princeton, regardless of where you are living currently). 

Drop-off Deadline

Undergraduates

By Residential College

Graduate Students

Unvaccinated Health Care Workers,

Campus Dining,

and Public Safety Patrol Staff

Monday, 10 a.m. Butler, First, Whitman, test 1 of week Graduate students, test 1 of week (Option 1) Test 1 of week
Tuesday, 10 a.m. Forbes, Mathey, Rockefeller, test 1 of week Graduate students, test 1 of week (Option 2)  
Wednesday, 10 a.m. Butler, First, Whitman, test 2 of week    
Thursday, 10 a.m. Forbes, Mathey, Rockefeller, test 2 of week Graduate Students, test 2 of week, (Option 1)  
Friday, 10 a.m.   Graduate Students, test 2 of week, (Option 2)  Test 2 of week
  • Test-eligible employees on self-collection can submit on any day of the week, if you do so consistently (for example, every Monday). 
  • Some staff and academic departments have designated specific days for testing; if employees have not received notice from a supervisor/chair or from covidtests@princeton.edu about a designated day, faculty and staff can choose the most convenient day for them, Monday through Friday. 

Employees: If you will miss one of your designated testing dates for any reason (vacation, illness, not being on campus, etc.), please use the Testing Absence Form.

If You Are On Campus Intermittently 

Many faculty, staff, researchers, and affiliates that are eligible for testing are not on campus every week. If your presence on campus varies from week to week, only come for testing during the weeks when you will already be on campus.

You can also time your testing for when you will already be on campus. If your schedule is that you are on campus on Mondays, you can come for testing on Mondays. 

Students Residing Off Campus — Parking Guide

Undergraduate students residing off campus do not need a permit for the drop-and-go parking locations listed below. Parking in any numbered lot or garage on campus, including visitor Lot 23, is restricted, and will result in a parking citation. In addition to free short term parking (note time restrictions per lot) for undergraduates residing off campus, there are also metered spaces on University Place and Prospect Ave that students may utilize for testing drop off.

For drop-off at these locations, use free 1-hour spaces in Lot 8 or metered parking on University Place

  • Dod Hall, Entry 2 – lobby (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)
  • Little Hall, Entry 17 near the circle (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)
  • U-Store, vestibule
  • Blair Hall, Entry A inside archway (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)
  • Mathey Hall, vestibule to Common Room - Entry 5 of Hamilton Hall (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)

For drop-off at these locations, use free College Road 2-hour spaces or metered parking on University Place

  • Bloomberg Hall, lobby entry 170W (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)
  • Class of 1981 Hall, lobby near Community Hall entrance (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)
  • Yoseloff Hall, Entry 2
  • Henry Hall, Entry 1 (box closing for summer as of June 1, 2021)
  • Wilcox Hall, 2nd Floor lobby near Julian Street Library

228 Alexander, rear entrance. Pull around to rear of building for drop-and-go only, no parking

Drop Box Locations

Below are the drop box locations for Summer 2021, updated as of 6/1/21.

Drop Box Map June 2021 Update with PNI

 

Building 

Drop Box Location 

Caldwell Field House Testing Clinic, held in Training Room - available Monday-Friday from 9am to 12pm. 
Class of 1981 Hall Lobby Near Community Hall Entrance
Dillon Gym Main Lobby
East Pyne/Chancellor Green Lobby
E-Quad Joint Entry to A,C,E
Firestone Library B-floor by Core Bathrooms and Elevator (for PUL staff only)
Fisher Hall Prospect Street Entrance
Frick Chemistry Building Atrium
Friend Center Lobby by Olden St. Entrance 

Frist Campus Center

100 Level, by ATMs

Graduate College Old Grad Common Room
Lawrence Apartments Building 1 Lobby
Lewis Thomas Lab North Entrance
MacMillan Building South Entrance Near Garage
McCosh Health Center Foyer (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)
Princeton Neuroscience Institute South entrance near Lot 15
ReCAP (400 Forrestal Road) Entry vestibule
U-Store Vestibule (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)
Wilcox Hall 2nd Floor Lobby, Near Julian Street Library

Yoseloff Hall 

Inside Entry #2 (For Undergraduates Only)

200 Elm Drive

Lobby (For Staff and Faculty Use Only)

200 Lakeside Apartments

Administrative Office

228 Alexander Rear Entrance
300 Washington Construction Trailer

693 Alexander St.

1st Floor Elevator Lobby