Instructions: Spring Recess Testing (Using Antigen Kits)

All USC students are encouraged to pick up a free COVID-19 antigen testing kit for use after spring break travel. You will receive an email from the USC Bookstores with a unique QR code; present this code at one of the locations below.

UPC Locations/Hours:

  • Lyon Center Kiosk/Tent (Trousdale Pkwy at 34th St.) 
  • UPC Bookstore Patio
  • 3/07 – 3/11 9 am to 6 pm; 3/14 – 3/18 9 am to 4 pm

HSC Location/Hours:

  • HSC Bookstore
  • 3/07 – 3/11 9 am to 5 pm; 3/14 – 3/18 9 am to 4 pm

When you return to campus from travel, use this kit within the first 24 hours of arriving back to your residence. Follow the kit instructions in the video below:

If you test NEGATIVE, you may proceed to classes and activities. No uploads are necessary. Schedule a PCR test through Pop Testing between days 3-5 after your return from travel to confirm your results.

***If you test POSITIVE, upload your results to MySHR and begin isolation.***


Having a Safe Spring Break

Tips for safe travel, going out at night, and meeting up with others.

*Naxolone is a covered benefit of the Student Health Insurance Plan provided through Aetna, it is available through the USC Pharmacies and other retail pharmacies without a prescription through a consultation with a pharmacist.

Have a wonderful spring recess and we’ll see you back on campus on March 21.