COVID-19 Testing for Students, Faculty, and Staff

We’ve worked closely with the New Hampshire state epidemiologist and the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and have put a robust plan in place. Testing is paid for by Plymouth State University.

All members of the Plymouth State community who plan to take classes, work, or come to campus for any reason must have had a negative test result for COVID-19 the week prior to being on campus. Members of the community who do not plan to be on campus need not be tested.

December 2020 Testing

As we move into our extended winter break, we will be conducting bi-weekly testing for all essential employees who are working on campus and for any students who are remaining on campus or in the town of Plymouth. Testing will take place at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House (ALLWell).

Testing Date Timeframe Purpose 
Tuesday (12/1/20) 9:00am to 1:00pm Required: Essential Staff Testing Optional: Faculty and staff who are remote but would still like to be tested. 
Tuesday (12/15/20) 9:00am to 1:00pm Required: Essential Staff Testing. Optional: Faculty and staff who are remote but would still like to be tested. 

Spring 2021 Testing

Spring 2021 testing will take place at the Merrill Place Conference Center, which is a more convenient location for most members of our community than the Fall 2020 location, ALLWell North.

Pre-arrival testing with a negative result is required within seven days prior to the start of the Spring 2021 semester. PSU will conduct on-campus testing beginning the week of January 4, 2021, for students, faculty, and staff who live locally and will provide information about off-site testing for those farther away. Most members of our community are not expected to be back on campus before Wednesday, January 13.

Questions about testing should be e-mailed to