Coronavirus Information

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The University of Oregon has modified its operations to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the community due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.


  • The UO is providing remote education for all of spring term. Students can find resources and support at Remote Resources for Students.
  • President Schill announced that $1 million in philanthropic support is now available for the Students in Crisis Fund to help students who are dealing with serious financial disruptions. If you are in a financial crisis that could negatively impact your academics, please call 541-346-3216 or visit To give to the fund, visit
  • The university has suspended all on-campus operations except for critical services to comply with Governor Kate Brown's stay-at-home order.
  • Students who live off campus and are not currently in Eugene should not return until the governor’s executive order is lifted.
  • Residence Hall Students: In keeping with the governor’s executive order to reduce concentrations of residents to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the UO is making its residence and dining halls open to students who feel it is necessary for their welfare.

    We recognize that living in the residence halls might be necessary for students who would be without housing if required to leave, those whose travel restrictions or travel safety preclude them from traveling home, and those who would otherwise face an increased health or personal risk returning home.

    Housing and dining will follow guidance from state and local health authorities and the University Health Center to implement social distancing and increased prevention strategies. See our Housing FAQs for information about collecting your belongings.
  • All admissions events including campus tours are postponed until further notice.
  • All nonessential university travel, both domestic and international, is suspended indefinitely.
  • The UO continues to work in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority and our companion institutions and agencies.

Last updated March 30, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

The university is continually updating the FAQs as new guidance and information is shared from the CDC and local, state, and federal health authorities.

Last updated April 2, 2020, at 8:50 a.m.


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The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are some general precautions you should always take to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Do not go to work or class.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Information about COVID-19

Health Support

If you suspect you are sick with COVID-19, call your healthcare provider before visiting in person. The following health center providers serve UO students in Eugene, Portland, and Coos Bay, respectively

Eugene Students

Portland Students

OIMB Students​​

Messages and News

April 2, 2020
Campus Virtual Lab replaces the physical Computer Lab on campus, faculty impress with commitment to student success
April 1, 2020
University Counseling Center to offer videoconferencing health services for students in Oregon and California, virtual town hall for faculty, staff, and graduate educators April 2 at 4:00 p.m.
March 31, 2020
A virtual town hall for faculty, staff, and graduate educators will be held April 2 at 4 p.m., watch a recording of Monday's town hall on the Office of the President's website
March 30, 2020
President Schill announces $1 million philanthropic support for Students in Crisis Fund, provides students with support and resources for remote learning
March 27, 2020
New remote resources website provides support for students, Office of the Provost launches weekly email series to provide resources, guidance and support for remote education
March 27, 2020
The Office of the Provost Faculty and GE Support Group will offer resources and opportunities each week of spring term

All Messages and News »

“Times like these can be stressful and cause anxiety, which is why I encourage each of you to be good to one another and to remember the UO is a welcoming and diverse community that values inclusivity, compassion, and global engagement. COVID-19 is very quickly showing the world that it does not recognize race, nationality, nor ethnicity, so please avoid stereotyping or stigmatizing any particular individuals or groups of people because of this public health emergency. Now is the time to offer kindness, empathy, and support to friends, colleagues, and classmates who may be directly or indirectly affected by the outbreak.”
President Michael Schill

Travel Advisories

All nonessential university travel, both domestic and international (including local, reimbursable travel by motor vehicle), is suspended indefinitely. For more information and guidance on UO travel or to seek a travel waiver, email

We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff consider not to travel during spring break. We know that may not be possible, but everyone should be aware of travel warnings, quarantine restrictions and other guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help inform personal travel choices.

For more information on UO travel or to start the petition process, email


Campus administrators and staff are actively working to monitor the situation and take precautions to protect the campus community. We have a long-standing university response protocol to support public health within our communities. The Incident Management Team is actively updating plans and protocols in coordination with local, state and federal health officials. Here are some additional resources you may find helpful to keep you informed.