University Testing Center to close permanently

Natalie Weiland

the UTC sits inside the General Services building
The General Services Building houses the University Testing Center. The UTC will be closing later this semester Sept. 8. (Luke Bourland | The Collegian)

The University Testing Center will close its doors permanently at the end of the fall 2021 semester. 

According to a message from Paula Rodriguez, director of the University Testing Center, the closure is due to “substantial revenue losses resulting from COVID-19’s changes to our business context.” 


Further, Rodriguez accepted a job outside of the CSU system, citing a shorter commute and the ability to be closer to family members as reasoning for the switch. The remainder of the UTC staff will remain in place through the end of fall 2021. 

Throughout the remainder of the semester, the UTC will continue to provide services, such as make-up exams, proctoring services and test scoring. Rodriguez said information about testing administration during the spring semester will be made public “as discussions evolve.” 

In the meantime, The Institute for Learning and Teaching will assume responsibility for managing course surveys. 

According to the UTC website, the center has served the CSU community by conducting “high-level test security procedures” and providing a “professional testing environment.” The UTC is currently in the process of ensuring other local testing centers will provide the tests and services administered.

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