Students Living, Working and Attending In-Person Classes Required To Get COVID-19 Test By Weekend

March 29, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CDT

Mandatory testing is underway through Friday, April 2 for students living, studying or working on the Texas A&M University campus.

Sites in Bryan-College Station where the COVID-19 test is being administered for free are listed on this Testing Locations page.

As of Friday, 730 students had tested positive so far this semester, while 595 student cases were reported for the entire fall semester.

MAKE IT A HABIT

If a student doesn’t live or work on the flagship campus, and is not attending classes in person, they are not required to get tested, however, health experts recommend making it a habit by getting tested every two to three weeks.

TESTING LOCATIONS

Anyone without signs of illness is encouraged to visit any of the Texas A&M Test locations offering the saliva test, none of which require an appointment or insurance. Results are available within one to two business days. Testing is available for any faculty, staff, student or contract worker at Texas A&M but is not open to the public.

The locations include:

Student Rec Center – 187 Corrington Drive

Enter on south side of the building, near the baseball stadium and follow signs to the testing site on the courts. Parking is available in 100J for anyone holding a Texas A&M parking permit. A few designated free parking spots have been made available to non-permit-holders to use while testing.

  • Wednesday, March 31: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rudder Testing Tent – 401 Joe Routt Blvd.

Near the north side of the fountain. A limited number of validations are available for parking in Central Campus Garage while testing.

  • Monday, March 29: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 30: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 2: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fan Field – Drive-thru - 2935 Research Pkwy.

  • Monday, March 29: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 30: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 31: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 2: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Anyone who is sick or thinks they might have COVID-19 should visit a healthcare provider, such as at A.P. Beutel clinic or seek clinic testing. Results are available directly from Curative, usually within three days.

CURATIVE TESTS On and Off Campus Kiosks

The Texas A&M University System has provided funding for students, faculty and staff to get tested for free at two on-campus kiosks (outside Rudder and Mays) and a site in neighboring Bryan (Santa Teresa Church). For specific sites and scheduling, visit the website here.

VACCINE INFORMATION

Starting Monday, March 29, anyone at least 16 years old is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people 16 and older; other vaccines are for 18 and older.

We recommend that you inquire with your local provider, pharmacy, county hub or hospital to see if they have the COVID-19 vaccine available and would allow you to schedule an appointment.

Here is where you can check on availability of the vaccine, and here is where you can sign up for the Brazos County Community COVID-19 Vaccination Hub.

For the latest information, go to Texas A&M’s COVID-19 guidance overview.