Villanova University has a COVID-19 surveillance testing and contact tracing program as part of our ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our campus community.


Students, faculty and staff who are unvaccinated are required to participate in twice-weekly surveillance testing throughout the academic year. Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated are also required to participate in twice-weekly surveillance testing until they achieve fully vaccinated status. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past the second dosage of a two-shot series or two weeks past one shot in a one-dose series. 

As part of Villanova's comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation plan, surveillance testing also includes a randomized sample of community members, regardless of vaccination status. Emails will be sent out to alert those selected for testing. If you are selected for testing, this email will include further instructions on scheduling your appointment at the Finneran Pavilion. Participation in surveillance testing is mandatory and students, faculty and staff may be asked to participate in surveillance testing more than once during the semester.

Any student, regardless of vaccination status, who experiences any COVID-19 symptoms should promptly contact the Student Health Center for evaluation and diagnostic testing. Diagnostic testing is available for students at the Student Health Center. Any faculty or staff member who experiences these symptoms should stay home and reach out to their primary care provider for a COVID-19 test.


Villanova contact traces any students, faculty and staff with a positive COVID-19 test result, whether through surveillance testing or diagnostic testing.

Please see the Latest Guidance page for the most up-to-date isolation and quarantine guidelines.

Absences from class because of COVID-19 illness, quarantine or self-isolation will be excused, and the student will be permitted to make up the work without academic penalty. Each professor/instructor has discretion as to how they will provide material missed during the absence. Note: Instructors are not required to have students to attend via zoom.


If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Students (undergraduate, graduate, law):

Student Health Center
Phone: 610-519-4070

Faculty and Staff:

Human Resources
Phone: 610-519-7900