COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Information

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Schedule a COVID-19 Test

Free COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only at the College’s testing site listed below. Visit the Fall Return to Campus Plan website for information about testing requirements for unvaccinated individuals. 

Regular Testing Hours

618 S. Michigan Ave., 101F
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To make an appointment, please call 844-766-3775 (phone line is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; leave a message on the weekends--no appointment guarantee). 

Who Can be Tested?

Testing is reserved for asymptomatic individuals who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Students living in the residence halls
  • Employees working on campus for at least part of the week
  • Students taking in-person and/or hybrid classes
  • Students and employees coming to campus for other reasons

Testing for Symptomatic Students
Students who are symptomatic should call the Student Health Center at 312-369-6830 for assistance. After screening by phone or telehealth visit, COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment for symptomatic students at 916 S. Wabash Ave, 5th floor. The Student Health Center offers COVID-19 testing to students who meet the criteria. Please visit the Student Health Center website for more information. 


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Schedule a Vaccination

The college offers the Moderna vaccine and Johnson & Johnson vaccine based on supply and availability. Columbia requires Fall 2021 students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination for faculty and staff is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more information on vaccination requirements, visit the Vaccination Requirements website

How to schedule an appointment

Students, faculty, and staff can sign up for vaccination at Columbia via VAXQ. You will be asked to enter necessary information and a preference as to the time of day for your vaccination. When doses are available, you will receive an email and text with an assigned appointment day and time. If you have a conflict and cannot make that appointment, there will be a number to call for you to get an alternate appointment.

On-Campus Vaccination Location

618 S. Michigan Ave., First Floor

Schedule an appointment online through the VAXQ website.