COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is available on campus for anyone who would like to be tested. Please preregister at When prompted, enter LSU’s zip code, 70803. After registration you will receive a voucher. Please print this voucher and present it at the testing site. On-site registration will be available; however, pre-registration allows for express testing.

Test detects an active COVID-19 infection. It is a self-administered test using a nasal swab in the front of the nostril. A nurse will provide both verbal and written instructions for the self-administered test. 

All tests conducted at this site will be free of charge and do not require insurance. Test results are received within three to five days of the test. 

Sites are operated by Louisiana National Guard

  • Dates: Beginning August 31
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Locations:
    • Corner of Tower Drive and Free Speech Alley in front of the LSU Student Union

COVID-19 Testing Centers on Campus

testing POD

Four POD testing sites are available on campus to test students, faculty, and staff.

Schedule an appointment before arriving at a testing POD. On a mobile device, visit and download the app. Please use your email address when creating your account.

If you experience any issues, please contact customer support at or 1-833-964-1469. 

POD Testing Sites

  • Dates: Aug. 24 - Oct. 23
  • Locations and Times
    • POD I - Nicholson Drive next to the LSU Foundation Building 
      Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Extended hours)
      Sat – Sun, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • POD II - South Stadium Drive across from Tureaud Hall
      Mon – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • POD III - South Campus Drive behind Annie Boyd Hall and across from Laville Residence Halls
      Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Sat – Sun, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • POD IV - Dalrymple Drive adjacent to the Pentagon Residence Halls
      Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Sat – Sun, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Student Health Center

LSU students can always contact the Student Health Center if they have symptoms of COVID-19, where testing is also available if recommended by a clinician.