COVID Testing Update and Important Reminders

Dear Members of the UNH Durham Community— 

We are writing with an update on arrival/start-of-the-semester testing as well as several reminders related to the remainder of the semester. As we expected, our initial mandatory testing revealed that COVID is in our community, with more than 360 active cases last week. There are currently 155 active cases in the student body and four within our faculty and staff.

Required testing for every member of our community ends Thursday. If you are one of the approximately 1,600 students who has not yet dropped their required PCR test or uploaded a positive COVID test to prove you are within the 90-day no testing window, please do so immediately; your Wildcat Pass will go invalid. Drop boxes are open this week until 4 p.m. Thursday.


  • Testing is voluntary for everyone after dropping one PCR test; regular testing is encouraged for those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated.
  • If you have symptoms (sore throat, cough, congestion) go to Health & Wellness. The COVID Clinic at Health & Wellness is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding university holidays) and offers observed testing, rapid testing, additional test kits and travel testing.
  • Drop boxes are open Monday at 8 a.m. through Thursday at 4 p.m. DO NOT leave COVID tests on top of locked boxes; they will be rejected. Drop boxes are at: Dimond Library, Gregg Hall, Health & Wellness, West Edge hut and Hamel Rec.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, upload proof, follow CDC isolation guidelines and wear a mask. 
  • The new Moderna multi variant booster is available at Health & Wellness. Register now to get it Sept. 20. The new booster will also be available at upcoming flu shot clinics.

Thank you for your continued commitment to the safety and well-being of our community.

Paul Dean
Chief of Police /Associate VP for Public Safety and Risk Management and Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee

Christopher Diamond, MD
Interim Medical Director, Health & Wellness

Marian McCord
Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach; and Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee