Pop Testing Hours and Locations

All Pop Testing is for asymptomatic individuals ONLY, please schedule through the link in your email from support@color.com.

DO NOT use Pop Testing if you have any symptoms, including the symptoms as listed from the CDC below. Symptomatic individuals should make an appointment through usc.edu/myshr or by calling USC Student Health at 213-740-9355 (WELL).


If you have NOT been invited from support@color.com, and you are:

A USC student (including May graduates and incoming new students)

  • who needs initial campus arrival testing
  • who needs airline-required testing to depart for travel home
  • who needs a test for any other clearance reason (note: resulting may take up to 72 hours)

you may go to the locations below for standby availability for testing. Please have your USC email address, USC ID or USC student ID number available.


Note for health professions degree students who are using Pop Testing for clearance for their clinical placements—please check with your program administrator about the date(s) within which you should be tested, so that your results are received in the appropriate timeframe.


HSC Campus: Pappas Quad tents (see map)

(Closed between noon – 1 pm)

  • Monday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday  9  – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday  10 – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday 10 – 4 p.m.

UPC Campus: Parkside and Pardee tents (see map)

  • Monday  9 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday  9 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday  9 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
  • Friday  10 a.m.  – 4 p.m.

USC Campus: Jefferson Lot* (adjacent to Engemann Building Plaza):

*This location closes 12 noon – 1 p.m. for meal break.

  • Tuesday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.