University of South Carolina COVID-19 Testing Requirements For Spring 2021

The University of South Carolina released on its website the new testing requirements for students, faculty, and staff for the spring semester.

As stated on the university’s website, there will be a January return to campus testing, required proofs of tests, and monthly testing.

The following members of the university community must demonstrate proof of a COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus in January:

  • Students living in university-owned or -leased housing 
  • Students registered for at least one face-to-face or hybrid course as determined by the Registrar on Dec. 15 
  • Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and change of campus students who will be residing in campus housing or registered for at least one face-to-face or hybrid course
  • All faculty and staff reporting to campus for work
  • Students, faculty, or staff wishing to access campus resources

Students, faculty, and staff who fall into the above categories will be required to be tested once every 30 days throughout the semester.

Free on-campus testing will be available Monday through Friday from Jan. 18 through the rest of the semester.

Any individual who is intentionally violating testing requirements will be referred to student or employee disciplinary processes.

For more information about the testing guidelines, visit

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