Entry Pass

Entry Pass is a digital tool that shows if you are in compliance with completing daily health checks and/or asymptomatic surveillance testing. Entry Pass is available in the VCUMobile app and will soon be available online. Starting Jan. 25, all students and employees will be required to use Entry Pass to access certain VCU facilities.

Think of Entry Pass as a “fast pass.” Those who complete their daily health check and comply with asymptomatic surveillance testing, will use Entry Pass to more easily access certain campus facilities. Students and employees without an Entry Pass, as well as those who do not complete their daily health check or do not comply with surveillance testing, may face building access restrictions and/or disciplinary action; building access will require a safety protocol review with an entry attendant and, in some cases, building access may be denied.

Note: Not all VCU community members will be required or asked to participate in asymptomatic surveillance testing. Learn more about asymptomatic surveillance testing and how to know when and if you will be asked to participate.

How it works

To access certain campus facilities, you will be asked to show your Entry Pass. Prior to visiting campus facilities, we strongly encourage you to check your Entry Pass status. Click on Entry Pass in the VCUMobile app (under Coronavirus Resources). Starting in January, you will also be able to access Entry Pass online to view and print your daily Entry Pass. When entering campus facilities, be prepared to display your digital Entry Pass or printout. If required, an entry attendant will ask you to show your Entry Pass (from your laptop, from a mobile device using the Entry Pass module in the VCUMobile app, or by showing your printed pass).

Entry Pass should be used at the following facilities:

  • University Student Commons
  • VCU Libraries (Cabell Library and Health Sciences Library)
  • Shafer Court Dining Center
  • All Recreational Sports facilities available for open recreation (Cary Street Gym, MCV Campus Recreation Center, Thalhimer Tennis Center and Cary Street Field)

Green check

If your Entry Pass shows a green check, that means you’ve completed your daily health check and, if applicable, complied with asymptomatic surveillance testing. Show your Entry Pass to the entry attendant and you will be quickly cleared to enter. A green check is not an indicator of your health status. Students and employees are still responsible for following all public safety measures including wearing a face covering, physically distancing, and handwashing.

Entry pass green check example

Yellow warning

If you are asked to participate in asymptomatic surveillance testing and do not book an appointment, or if you fail to show for a scheduled appointment, your entry pass will show a yellow warning. You will have one week to schedule your appointment and receive your test. Check for an email from covidtest@vcu.edu, which will have details about how to complete your surveillance test.

Entry pass yellow warning example

Red X

If your Entry Pass shows a red X, that means you haven’t completed your daily health check or, if applicable, haven’t complied with asymptomatic surveillance testing. You can complete your daily health check, instantly resulting in a green check, or prior to allowing entry, the attendant will ask you to answer questions about compliance with public safety measures. If after completing your daily health check, your Entry Pass continues to show a red X, it means you’re out of compliance with surveillance testing, entry will be denied and you must contact covidtest@vcu.edu immediately to schedule a test appointment.

Entry pass red x example


Review the frequently asked questions about Entry Pass or contact together@vcu.edu.