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COVID-19 Testing

At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available 

The University has procured at-home COVID-19 rapid tests for distribution on the Big Rapids campus and at KCAD. It is a good idea to have at least one on hand at your place of residence in case you are exposed or have symptoms. 

You can pick tests up at the following locations:

Faculty/Staff: Human Resources, the Pharmacy Clinic and/or the David L. Eisler Center Information Desk

Students: Residence Hall front desks, the Birkam Health Center, the Pharmacy Clinic and/or the David L. Eisler Center Information Desk.

KCAD faculty/staff: email Mary Bradshaw or grab one from shopUICA.  

COVID-19 Testing on Campus

On the Big Rapids campus, COVID-19 symptomatic testing for students will be available Monday through Friday by appointment at Birkam Health Center. Please call (231) 591-2614, Option 2, if you would like to schedule an appointment.  

COVID-19 Testing Off Campus

Free at-home tests are now available at many public libraries, and pharmacies such as WalgreensRite Aid and Meijer also have tests available for purchase. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has a Test Finder on their website to help you locate places throughout Michigan where you can get a free COVID-19 test.  

Free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests are also available for order and shipment through the United States Postal Service. The availability of these particular tests through the USPS will end on Friday, September 2, 2022.

More information on COVID-19 tests can be found at