MSU Student Testing Center

Montana State University offers COVID-19 testing to students free of charge at its Student Testing Center, located near the northeast corner of Bobcat Stadium.

Exterior view of the Montana State University Student Testing Center



Symptomatic Testing

Available for any student showing symptoms of COVID-19. Drive-through and walk-through options are available. No referral or appointment is necessary.


  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday–Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays
Asymptomatic Testing

This is testing only for students living on campus and who are not displaying symptoms of the virus. It is available by appointment.


  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Fridays

Summer hours for the testing center will run from May through July and will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Asymptomatic testing ceases 15 minutes earlier than symptomatic testing.

For students seeking testing at the 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.

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?


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Guidelines for students on quarantine and isolation.
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Answers to students' frequently asked questions on quarantine and isolation.


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Information on emotional, financial, and academic support.



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