Community Surge Testing at Culver Family Welcome Center

To help stem the surge of cases in the Oshkosh region, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has opened a COVID-19 community testing center on the Oshkosh campus in the Culver Family Welcome Center.

The site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We expect the site to continue operating at least through the remainder of the spring 2021 semester. Free parking is available in the Culver Center lot.

You may not get tested without an appointment. Use the steps below to schedule a test. Do not use the Prevea App or call the Culver Family Welcome Center to schedule a test or to ask questions about the testing. The only way to schedule a test is to register at using the steps below.

Who can get tested at the Culver Center?

Culver Center testing is available for anyone who cannot get tested at Albee Hall. Individuals do not have to be exposed to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms to get a test, nor do they need to live in Oshkosh.

UW Oshkosh students exposed to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms should immediately make an appointment for a COVID-19 test at Albee Hall. Click here to learn more or sign up. Mandatory weekly testing for resident students and some testing for off-campus students will continue to be held at Albee Hall.

Culver Family Welcome Center
625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI
Directions to the Culver Center (Google Maps)


Reporting Positive Cases

If a student, faculty or staff member receives a positive test result for COVID-19, it is vital that they report it as soon as possible through the Positive Case Reporting Form.

How to get a test at Culver Family Welcome Center

Simple Steps to Testing at Culver 

  1. Register for a BinaxNOW Point of Care COVID-19 test at
  2. You will be asked a number of questions. At the end you will select your test location and day/time of test.
  3. Select the schedule option that correctly identifies you, e.g. “employee” for UW Oshkosh faculty and staff.
  4. When you arrive, check in and verify your name, date of birth and voucher number. Center staff will print your voucher.
  5. Proceed to the correct line and wait to be called.
  6. Once you are called. you will be handed the test and asked to swab both nostrils. This takes less than 1 minute. Hand the test to the technician.
  7. You may then go to your car or remain in the area (outside the Culver Center) until you receive a notification email (this takes about 15 to 20 minutes) to either return for additional testing or visit for results.

The center will be operated by eTrueNorth under contract with the federal government. You can access the UW System press release on the surge center testing at

After your test

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, self-isolation is required. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Learn more about your next steps via the buttons below.

A negative test result does not mean you do not have COVID-19. The incubation period for the virus can be up to 14 days, so if you have already been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms, you should continue your self-quarantine for as long as originally instructed regardless of whether you receive a negative test result.

UW Oshkosh and UW System have invested a great deal of time, energy and resources and set up partnerships with healthcare organizations and public health to manage testing and contact tracing. We have created COVID-19 tester and contact tracer positions on our Oshkosh campus. We have set up a testing site in Albee Hall and we will be conducting cohort testing to provide a steady stream of testing samples to monitor the virus on our campuses.

We have a solid plan, but our plan will only work if we all do our part. That means wearing a mask, maintaining physical distancing, washing your hands. If we want to keep our campuses open, we must be diligent, we must be consistent, we must have compassion and care for ourselves and others. Large gatherings, house parties and other behavior typical around college campuses will create conditions that require us to quickly alter our plans.