COVID-19 Testing Requirement FAQs


What are the University’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements?

All students who live or attend class on campus are required to participate in the University’s random COVID-19 surveillance testing when selected unless they provide proof of vaccination through the University's vaccine registry portal. Students who are selected for testing will receive an email asking them to choose an appointment time. 

All UToledo students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption by Nov. 15. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded to the University’s vaccine registry portal. Exemptions request forms also can be downloaded and submitted through the vaccine registry.

All students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, including those who have an approved exemption, by Nov. 15 will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing at least weekly.

I missed my COVID-19 random surveillance test, what’s going to happen?

If this is your first time missing the test you will automatically be sent an invitation to test the following week.

If this is your second time missing the test, a staff member from the University will be reaching out to you to have a coaching meeting. A coaching meeting is an opportunity to discuss the behavioral concern and figure out how to help the student fix the issue.

If you are continually missing your required COVID-19 tests, you may face formal conduct action.

What does formal conduct action mean?

Formal conduct action means you are charged with allegedly violating the Student Code of Conduct, which could result in a conduct record and mandatory sanctions. More details about the conduct process can be found via the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

What policies could I be violating by not completing my vaccine requirements or COVID-19 testing?

The policy that students are most often found responsible for violating is (E)(10)(f), Failure to comply with a directive of a University official or law enforcement officer acting within the scope of their duties. This policy can be found in the University of Toledo Student Code of Conduct.

If a situation has escalated for any reason, a student could also be charged with allegedly violating other applicable policies.

What will happen if I am found responsible for violating that policy?

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards utilizes an educational and restorative approach in the conduct process. Case outcomes, also known as sanctions, are intended to help a student learn from their behavior and remedy the situation. Potential sanctions for violating a policy related to COVID-19 compliance include, but are not limited to, a written warning, conduct probation, an online educational course, a reflection paper and fines or fees.

If the concern persists and a student continues not to comply with the COVID-19 testing or vaccine requirements, there is the potential for more serious sanctions such as suspension.

What do I need to do to make sure I don’t have conduct action taken against me related to COVID-19 testing or registration of vaccine information?

It is highly recommended that you comply with all COVID-19 and safety protocols.  If you have been asked to complete a COVID-19 test, you need to do so as soon as possible or upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccine to the University vaccine registry portal in order to be removed from the testing list. If you are requesting an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine, you will still be required to take regular COVID-19 tests.

Last Updated: 10/6/21