Students walking around the NYC campus wearing masks

Community Testing Instructions

Students, staff, and faculty who are not fully vaccinated must test 3–5 days following their return to campus and then weekly as part of Pace’s COVID-19 Community Testing Program. If you are not fully vaccinated, participating in testing is a requirement in order to maintain access to campus and/or reside on campus. All members of the Pace Community, regardless of vaccination status, are able to participate in Pace’s community testing efforts.

Please Follow These 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Pick up a test kit any day in NYC and Pleasantville or on Tuesdays at Haub Law.  
  2. Self-administer your test on Tuesday. Tests must be administered the same day they are turned in for collection, in this case, on Tuesdays. Be sure to follow the instructions in the test kit.
  3. Return your sample on Tuesday to an on-campus COVID-19 test collection site.  

How to Get a Test Kit

Test kits are available for pick up at the locations detailed below. Once you pick up your test kit, you must self-administer the test on the same day you plan to drop it off.

New York City Campus

One Pace Plaza security desks at the main entrance or at the 3 Spruce Street entrance.
Available for pick-up every day. You must self-administer the test on the same day you plan to drop it off.

Pleasantville Campus

Goldstein Fitness Center, Main Lobby Security Desk.
Available for pick-up every day. You must self-administer the test on the same day you plan to drop it off.

Haub Law Campus

Aloysia Hall, Room 109
Available for pick-up on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. You must self-administer the test on the same day you plan to drop it off.

Days, Times, and Locations to Drop Off Your Completed Test

The test must be self-administered on the same day you drop it off.

New York City Campus

East Side Hallway | One Pace Plaza, Garden Level
(Enter the building at 3 Spruce Street for easy access)

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Pleasantville Campus

Goldstein Fitness Center, Main Lobby
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Haub Law Campus

Aloysia Hall, Room 109
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

About the Test Kit

Each test kit includes one collection tube, one individually wrapped anterior nasal swab, and detailed instructions on how to self-swab. You will be instructed to self-swab according to the detailed instructions brochure contained in the kit and return the completed test to the drop off site within the same day of testing. Please note that these are the lower, less-invasive nasal swabs. The results will be available in the same rapid timeframe (48–72 hours). See a preview of the self-swab instructions: Step-by-Step Unobserved Nasal Swab Instructions (PDF)

If You’ve Tested Positive in the Last 90 Days

You should not participate in the weekly testing if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days. If you have been notified to participate in the weekly testing, but have tested positive in the past 90 days, please email covidcoordinator@pace.edu and upload your positive test results to the University Health Care's confidential Patient Portal​. Do not submit any test results through email.