Best for the Nest

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations


Surveillance Testing

Voluntary rapid COVID-19 surveillance testing will continue to be available at no cost for students at the Student Health Center in DePaolo Hall. No appointment is needed. Testing is available Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Students who have symptoms are encouraged to call the Student Health Center at 910.962.3280 to make an appointment to see a provider.

Effective Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 the Student Health Center will no longer conduct surveillance testing for faculty and staff. For local testing options, visit the New Hanover County Health Department website.

Vaccinations & Boosters

The UNCW Abrons Student Health Center will offer free COVID-19 boosters for students, faculty, staff and community members (16 and older) on Friday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 24 from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. at the Student Health Center. No appointment is necessary, and there is no cost.

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters will be available while supplies last. After receiving the booster, you must remain in place for 15 minutes.

Students, faculty and staff who need to arrange a time other than a Friday for a booster can email

If you have not yet submitted your vaccination status, or have updated information to share, please submit your information to Student Health staff will be the only ones with access to individual information. 

For additional vaccine information and resources, please visit the Best for the Nest website or email