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COVID-19 Testing at AU

AU is now providing Rapid Tests for all members of our community, free of charge. Rapid Tests are available from on-campus vending machines.

Rapid Test Vending Machine Locations

  • Butler Pavilion/Mary Graydon Center (main campus): Machine is located by the former AU Campus Store (doors at the end of walkway between MGC and Battelle when facing MGC from quad)
  • Spring Valley Building: Machine is located on the first floor near the elevators.
  • Washington College of Law: Machine is located in the Warren Building, near the student lounge outside of Pence Law Library 
  • 4401 Connecticut: P1 Level - Elevator Lobby

Using the Vending Machine 

You must have a smart phone to obtain a test kit from a vending machine.

  1. Scan the Portal Login QR Code on vending machine. This opens the Online Portal on your phone.
  2. Allow portal to access your phone camera. 
  3. Log in using your AU username and password and select Get a Shield T3 COVID-19 Test.
  4. Scan Dispense QR Code on vending machine to obtain kit.

Please take your COVID Rapid Test outside, away from shared spaces.

Antigen ("Rapid") Tests

An antigen test, also called a "rapid" or "at-home" test, takes 15 minutes to perform. Use a self-administered antigen test, instead of a PCR test, if you have tested positive with COVID within the past 90 days. (This is because a PCR test, which is more sensitive, could pick up dead viruses - meaning you could test positive for up to 90 days even after recovery.)

COVID 19 Guide