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Mandatory COVID-19 Tests, Online Appointments, and Instructions

On December 22, 2021, President Sanjit Sethi shared MCAD’s Spring Semester requirements for all community members to safely return to campus. Please read this message carefully to avoid any delays or interruptions.

Required Testing: Before Your Return

Every community member must take a COVID-19 test 24 hours prior to their first arrival on campus. Any valid test is acceptable, such as Vault, at home, doctor-administered, or pharmacy-administered. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you must immediately notify and follow instructions to quarantine in place. If you receive a negative test result, you do not need to notify MCAD and may return to campus as planned.

Plan Ahead To Get Your Test

Getting access to a test, either through a clinic or an at-home kit, is your responsibility. With the surge in the Omicron variant and people traveling back from the break, tests and testing appointments are becoming scarce. Plan ahead so you have enough time getting your results within 24 hours of your arrival on campus.  

Required Testing: After Your Return

To have access at the start of the term to any MCAD buildings, facilities, and classrooms, you must take two MCAD-provided COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) tests offered on the dates listed below. All tests will be administered by appointment only in the Student Center on the 2nd Floor in the Main Building.

Initial On-Campus Testing
Tuesday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 19, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sign up: When signing up for your appointment, use your MCAD username and email address. Online Reservation Appointments

Follow-Up On-Campus Testing
Monday, January 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sign up: Link will be shared on January 20th to set up your appointment.

Once your online appointment reservation is completed, you will receive confirmation emails and text messages from Primary Health which will include a link allowing you to change your appointments, if necessary. Due to the number of participants who need to be tested, we ask that you be on time for your appointment.

Your results will be emailed to you at the address provided. Your test results will also be sent to the MCAD Covid Care Team.

Attending the mandatory testing is considered an excused absence for students and should take no longer than 20 minutes. Please notify your instructor if you need to miss a portion of a class for the testing clinics.

If you are fully remote, and will not be on campus at all from January 1st through February 13th, you are not required to attend the on-site campus testing events, but are required to apply for an exemption requirement by filling out the Mandatory Testing Exception Requests form.

For additional information, see these Frequently Asked Questions or email

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Thursday, January 6