COVID-19 Testing

Rapid tests and PCR tests are available at local pharmacies and grocery stores in your your area. Also check with your county and state public health department for testing dates, times and locations. Visit to find a COVID-19 testing location near year.

On-Campus Testing

We will continue to offer free testing to our faculty, students and staff. Testing is generally available from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. in McCrorie Center on the Hickory campus and by appointment at the Asheville and Columbia campus locations.

For athletics testing, we will continue to follow the recommendations and requirements of the NCAA and the South Atlantic Conference.

  • Hickory Testing

    COVID-19 testing available through the athletic training staff in McCrorie Center is offered to students, faculty and staff or if you are symptomatic, have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are just curious. Contact Michael Flicker at if you have any questions or additional needs.

  • Asheville and Columbia Testing

    COVID-19 testing is available by appointment at the Asheville and Columbia campus locations.

    • Asheville - Contact Michael Dempsey, dean and director, Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, at or 828.407.4269.
    • Columbia - Testing is done in the Security Office in Yost building. Students should drop by during office hours or call 828.303.6640 for an appointment.

Publicly Available Testing