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, 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 is offering free COVID boosters for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. 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. Additional clinics are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, and Thursday, Dec. 15 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. in the Student Health Center.

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

Please consider getting tested before traveling to see friends or family.

Questions? Contact

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