NOTE: Vaccinated persons may have certain testing requirements suspended as circumstances and CDC guidance allow. As of January 7, 2022, the university has reinstated required random sentinel testing for all students and employees.

Random Sentinel Testing

Ongoing testing has been a central part of our COVID-19 response since the pandemic began. Random sentinel testing of asymptomatic students and employees allows us to be better informed of the existence of COVID-19 on campus and the potential for emerging hotspots. In response to exceptional breakthrough rates we are experiencing with the omicron variant, the university is reinstating required random sentinel testing for all employees and students, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 90 days and those in quarantine are exempt from testing. Students who are enrolled in fully online programs who will not be on campus during the spring semester also are exempt from testing.

Selected individuals will receive an email to schedule a COVID-19 test. Please immediately read and follow the email instructions regarding test arrangements. Look for emails from Any questions related to testing should be sent to: (students) or (employees).

Testing by Request

As an added measure to promote campus well-being, Samford is providing rapid-antigen COVID-19 testing to individuals or any recognized student organization or department upon request at no cost to the group.

To receive this service, if you are a student, you may contact

If you are an employee, you may contact

Testing FAQs