Testing is available at Montana State University only for students who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. At this time, the state of Montana does not have the capacity for widescale testing of asymptomatic individuals. The priority is on testing people who have symptoms.

Important: Hours for the Symptomatic Student Testing Center have been changed and updated for winter break.

Montana State University's Symptomatic Student Testing Center at Bobcat Stadium.

MSU Symptomatic Student Testing Center

Montana State University offers free drive-through and walk-through COVID-19 testing at its Symptomatic Student Testing Center, located near the northeast corner of Bobcat Stadium. No referral or appointment is necessary.

Hours (Monday through Friday)

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 30 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 - 10 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25 - Closed (Christmas Day)
  • Dec. 31 - 10 a.m. to noon

For students seeking testing at the Symptomatic Student Testing Center when the site is closed, please self-quarantine and return when it is open.




MSU's COVID-19 Self-Checker can help students determine whether testing may be approprate and where to go for a test.

Visit the Self Checker

After-hours/weekend testing

Viral Triage Clinics (VTCs) for all Gallatin County residents are locations where individuals with respiratory and/or viral symptoms will be evaluated and treated. The Viral Triage Clinic services are not free, but may be covered by your insurance. You can find a current list of testing sites at the Gallatin City-County Health Department Testing webpage.


Please Note
When seeking testing, please be sure to list your local address, even if it is a residence hall room, and not an address outside of Gallatin County or the state. This helps the Gallatin City-County Health Department quickly identify close contacts.


Special information for on-campus residents

Please immediately call your residence hall front desk and inform them that you plan to seek a test so they can assist you with self-quarantine afterward. Please pack back a small bag of clothing, toiletries, your phone and laptop, charging cables and any prescription medications you may need before you head to the testing site as you will need to go into quarantine housing after you are tested. 

  • Hannon/Quads - 994-2821
  • Hapner - 994-3101
  • Headwaters - 994-3131
  • Hyalite - 994-3141
  • Johnstone - 994-3481
  • Langford - 994-3291
  • North Hedges - 994-3131
  • Roskie - 994-3581
  • South Hedges - 994-3281
  • Yellowstone - 994-2966
  • Family Grad Housing - 994-3730 


You've been tested. What comes next?

It may take some time for your test results to come back. What do you do in the meantime? What preparations can you make?