Dropping Off Your Sample

COVID-19 test drop box in Frick chemistry building

Testing Timelines

All individuals (undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and affiliates) who are up to date with vaccinations and boosters will move to once-monthly testing. You are asked to submit your samples during the week assigned to your last name (listed below). 

For those that are up to date on vaccines and boosters, you can continue to test up to once weekly, if you choose. Only those who have received guidance from Global and Community Health to submit additional tests should submit more than one test per week.

Guidance for undergraduates around testing is below. 

Those individuals who are officially exempt from vaccination or who are eligible for boosters but have not yet received them are required to test once weekly. 

Monthly Testing Schedule, Up to Date on Vaccines and Boosters

June 2022 


Week 1
May 29-June 3

Week 2
June 5-10
Week 3
June 12-17
Week 4
June 19-24
Last Names A-E X      
Last Names F-K   X    
Last Names L-R     X  
Last Names S-Z       X

July 2022 


Week 1
July 3-8

Week 2
July 10-15
Week 3
July 17-22
Week 4
July 24-29
Last Names A-E X      
Last Names F-K   X    
Last Names L-R     X  
Last Names S-Z       X


  • Our testing weeks run from Sunday morning through Friday morning. To avoid delays in receiving test results, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their tests early in the week (Monday, Tuesday) and undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their tests later in the week (Wednesday, Thursday). 
    • If you are on campus Sunday through Thursday, submit on one of those days, and not on Fridays.

Where and when to drop off your sample

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

If you miss the 10:00 a.m. drop box deadline on Friday, you can bring your sample in person to the testing clinic until 11:45 a.m. However, if you drop a sample after 11:45am on Friday, even in person at the testing clinic, it will not be processed until the following Monday. 

**Starting June 1st and moving forward during the summer months, samples will be picked up much earlier in the day (as early as 7am).**

Students Residing Off Campus — Parking Guide

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 students 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

  • U-Store, vestibule

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

  • Class of 1981 Hall, lobby near Community Hall entrance 
  • 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 2022, updated as of 5/14/22. Pick-ups from each drop box occur daily, Monday through Friday. 

Drop Box Map Summer 2022


Drop Box Location 

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
Jadwin Gym Lobby
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
Stadium, Northeast Corner, Booth 4 Testing Clinic (available during open clinic hours)
U-Store Vestibule (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)
Wilcox Hall 2nd Floor Lobby, Near Julian Street Library

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 (via main and west side entrances during business hours)

701 Carnegie Lobby