COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

At-home COVID-19 tests

Students who test positive through a home test should report their test result through Lane County home test form. As a residence hall student, they must also inform the UO Care Team at 541-346-2292 and follow University Housing isolation and quarantine protocols as directed by the UO Care Team. 

Are face coverings required in the residence halls?

As of August 2022, face coverings are not required indoors. Learn more about the UO's current face covering regulations online

When do I need to submit my COVID-19 vaccination status by to move into the residence halls for fall 2022?

All residential students must follow the University of Oregon COVID-19 immunization requirements prior to moving into the residence halls at the University of Oregon.  You must submit your COVID19 vaccination requirement documentation by September 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time.  All the requirements, including how to submit your documentation, can be found at  

If I am exempt from living on campus, am I still able to register for housing later in the school year?

If you canceled your housing contract for fall and decide you want to live on campus for winter or spring term, you can register again for housing during fall term. You will not be able to keep your same fall room assignment. 

What plans are in place if a housing resident gets COVID-19?

For more information, visit our Isolation and Quarantine: What to Expect blog post. 

Testing residence hall students 

The University of Oregon is committed to following medical authority guidance to reduce the risks of transmission of COVID-19. We understand that during the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes taking several measures. Testing helps identify positive cases which, when paired with vaccination, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation,  frequent hand washing, physical distancing and wearing face coverings, can significantly slow the spread of COVID-19.  The UO has additional information on testing, contact tracing, and case management for the UO community.

What is the guest policy? 

Information on the current guest policy for students living in the residence halls is available online as part of the Residence Life Community Standards. 

What are the guidelines for someone who lives in Family Housing and University Apartments?

If you live in Family Housing and University Apartments (FHUA), here are some important things to note as it relates to COVID-19:

  • FHUA are considered individual family units and are therefore considered an isolated space.
  • University Housing is disinfecting common areas such as laundry rooms and playground structures with EPA-certified disinfectants. 
  • Please be sure to disinfect your own units, stay home if you are ill, and wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds.