Mandatory Testing Program

Mandatory Antigen Testing for Unvaccinated AUC members

Antigen Testing Program

All unvaccinated members of the AUC community who come to campus should do a mandatory antigen test every week to have campus access.

Unvaccinated people will perform the tests from Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the New Cairo campus for one week as a start, then weekly according to the day they start the first test. Failure to take the test on time or a positive test will result in revoked campus access. If the result is positive then the clinic will be following up on the case and advising on the next steps.

Testing Units

We now have a total of five testing stations operated by Prime Speed in the AUC New Cairo campus:

  • Three stations at Pepsi, Portal, and Garden entrances
  • Two stations inside campus: Bassily Auditorium and Core Curriculum

Note: Testing locations and hours may be adjusted as needed throughout the semester.

Eligibility, Hours, and Fees 

Operating Hours:

  1. Pepsi entrance: 8 am to 10 pm
  2. Portal entrance: 8 am to 4 pm
  3. Garden entrance: 8 am to 4 pm
  4. Bassily Auditorium: 10 am to 8 pm
  5. Core Curriculum: 10 am to 6 pm
  • There will be no cash payments at the five testing points
  • Student tests costs will be added to their student bill and faculty/staff test costs will be deducted from payroll 
  • AUC will be covering the cost of scholarship students and subsiding the fees for certain staff job levels (employee level 1 to 6 will pay EGP 50 per test and levels 7 to 11 will pay EGP 100/test)
  • The test fees will be at a discounted rate of EGP 350/test for students, faculty, and all other staff
  • Medical exemptions and under 18 years will still need to pay for the weekly testing until vaccination becomes feasible 
  • COVID-19 cases (those recently recovered) will be advised by email on when they should commence their testing 
  • The frequency of the test may be revisited depending on the pandemic conditions and after testing the system for a number of weeks

For any further questions on the testing program, write to

Antigen Test

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test is an easy-to-use visual-read test that does not require laboratory instruments or specialized lab personnel to administer, and it delivers results in 15 minutes. This test can be used on individuals with or without COVID-19 symptoms.

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test is easy to administer and delivers results quickly using the nasal swab method.


Testing Notification and Link to Access Control

  • An initial email will be sent to all unvaccinated people with a deadline for testing
  • A negative antigen test will trigger renewed campus access for a week. You will be required to show security the check icon that the test has been done and negative
  • An email reminder will be sent two days before the subsequent test date 
  • Failure to show up or a positive antigen test will result in no access to campus


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Antigen Test Locations Map