COVID-19 Testing

Fullerton College provides free COVID-19 testing to all members of the campus community in Building 1000, Room 1018. All members of the campus community are encouraged to test regularly, however, students and employees, who do not have a verified vaccination on record in myGateway, are required to test weekly for COVID-19 starting Nov. 1.

The student check-in center has been conveniently moved to Room 1018 to provide a one-stop-shop for students to check-in and be tested if needed. All Fullerton College students are required to take a health self-assessment, available on the Fullerton College Mobile app, and have their temperature taken before starting their class. This is required each day they attend a class.

Parking is available in Staff Lot 8 next to Building 1000 for individuals taking tests. A parking permit is not needed.

Testing Details:

What to prepare:

  • Please go to the Virus Geek website and register prior to coming.
  • You DO NOT NEED to schedule an appointment.
  • Make sure the registration reflects your name and date of birth.
  • Once you’ve completed the initial registration, you do not need to re-register for any future testing, you just need to have an ID that matches the registered name
  • Please go to the Virus Geek instructions webpage for testing instructions.

What to expect:  

  • Please go to Room 1018
  • The test is a PCR nasal test. When you are at the testing station, please administer the sterile swab at the bottom of each nostril and follow instructions.
  • Please make sure to stay in the testing station assigned to you until a sample is collected

If you are symptomatic:

  • Symptomatic individuals may receive drive-thru testing in the small loading parking lot east of Building 200. Please call 949-375-2433 when you arrive.
  • Drive-thru testing is available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m – noon.

How to know you are cleared to be on campus Nov. 1 and after:

  • Students and employees who do not have a verified vaccination record on file through myGateway are required to test weekly
  • Starting Nov. 1, one’s mandate status is visible on myGateway. A green checkmark indicates one is compliant with the mandate. A yellow exclamation mark indicates you are late taking your weekly test, but may still access the campus. The red X means you are not in compliance and cannot access the campus until you take a test.

Hours of Operation

Monday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.*

Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.*

*Last hour of each day reserved for symptomatic drive-thru testing

Student Check-in Procedure

Students who are not yet in compliance with the mandate are encouraged to visit the check-in area for assistance and to receive clearance to attend class. Students who have not yet uploaded their record in myGateway may bring their card to the check-in area and receive assistance to upload their record in-person.

Step 1: Download Fullerton College App

Each day students plan to attend an in-person class, they must complete a health self-assessment available on the college’s app or take a self-assessment in-person. See this PDF for the assessment questions.

Step 2: Complete the Form

  • The Student Check-in form is available on the homepage of the app.
  • The form may only be submitted once a day on the app.
  • If you need to resubmit your answers, please proceed to a temperature check-in area. The self-assessment may be taken again in-person with a Fullerton College staff member.


Step 3: Show Your Mandate Status

  • On Fullerton College Mobile, pull up your mandate status and show it to the staff at the check-in center. Students with a green or yellow status may attend in-person classes or access on-campus services.

Step 4: Have Your Temperature Taken

  • Starting Oct. 25, the general check-in area is located in Building 1000, Room 1018.
  • Students taking classes in Physical Education and in the 700 or 900 buildings may proceed directly to their classes to have their temperatures taken there.
  • Students will be provided with a wristband showing they went through the check-in process. (Some classes such as welding will not need wristbands due to safety requirements.)

Step 5: Head to Class

  • Show your wristband to your instructor and enjoy your class!