Preparing for the fall

As we welcome students to the 2021-2022 academic year, we are excited about our plans to increase in-person learning and engagement experiences this fall.

We believe vaccines will help our return to a more normal state of operations. OSU plans to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement beginning fall term 2021 for students who participate in-person in university activities, including learning, research and engagement. Students will be expected to confirm they have been vaccinated or claim an exemption by Sept. 15, 2021; you may upload your vaccination documentation at beav.es/confirmvax.

Vaccination Info

Academics and Courses

  • As you prepare for fall term, use the OSU Class Search, which also indicates course modalities. Talk to your academic advisor as you plan for courses so you can stay on track to graduate. The academic calendar identifies important deadlines.
  • Remote learning may call for different or adapted learning strategies, including how to do group work and conduct study groups remotely.
  • The OSU Valley Library is working to make course materials available through course reserves (view list). If you have questions, ask a librarian.
  • Review academic support resources. Talk to an Academic Success Center strategist through live chat if you have questions about what resources are available and how to access them. With remote and blended classes, some faculty are planning exam proctoring options. If your course uses Proctorio, learn more about it from these FAQs
  • The space you study in matters. Check out a list of study spaces available in Corvallis or rework your own study space to be more productive.
  • Student Concerns Form: This form allows you to note specific academic concerns you are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This form will inform you of relevant academic resources. Upon completion, you may receive direct outreach from campus resource professionals.

Technology

Health and Well-Being

We all have a role to play in building a safer and healthier community. If you haven’t already received a COVID-19 vaccine, check out information on where to get a vaccine and how to confirm your vaccination status before the Sept. 15 deadline. Oregon State plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to in-person learning and university activities.

Have questions? Contact the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. at 541-737-7211 (option 7).

 

Even as vaccination rates increase, the Oregon State community still needs to practice personal and public health measures. Become familiar with the university public health policies and strategies that are in place to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and cough, make sure to isolate, contact your medical provider, reach out to a COVID-19 care ambassador for support resources and participate in contact tracing. You are also requested to provide confidential notification to OSU.

Navigating Campus

Support Services and Community

Oregon State University is here for you. We have adjusted our services to support students wherever they are. Check out the links below to find ways to engage with other students and explore a broad range of Oregon State resources, including career, health and financial services.

Communication

  

Still have questions?

View the frequently asked questions below, check out the full list of FAQs, call the COVID-19 hotline at 541-737-7211 or contact the Office of the Dean of Students if you need assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have completed the OSU COVID-19 Vaccine Program online submission on the Student Health Services website, you are able to participate in on-campus activities.

Last updated: July 8, 2021

June 14, 2021 – July 30, 2021 The main floor of the Valley Library building will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (no reservations)  

August 2, 2021 – August 27, 2021 The main floor of the Valley Library building will be CLOSED to reset for fall term. We will offer carry out services, java 2 space with a printer and remote support during this time from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

August 30, 2021 – end of summer term . The library will be open without reservations, hours TBA. Check here for updates  https://library.oregonstate.edu/valley-library-hours  

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Digital services include Ask a Librarian, research consultations, instruction support and more.
  • Interlibrary loan services remain available, and we will continue Scan and Deliver services. Expanded Home Delivery services will continue until the start of fall term.
  • Staff of the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center are available to consult via virtual reference by appointment only on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more details, please visit the SCARC website.

GUIN LIBRARY (HMSC) AND OSU-CASCADES LIBRARY

The Guin Library building will remain closed to the public until Fall term 2021. Holds may be picked up during the library’s doorbell pickup hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.   Guin Library’s virtual hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information about the Guin Library, contact [email protected].

The OSU-Cascades Library hours are dependent on the operation level at the Cascades campus in Bend. For information about the OSU-Cascades Library, check their website, www.osucascades.edu/library or contact [email protected]

Last updated: June 15, 2021

Students will be asked to attest to being vaccinated by uploading their COVID-19 vaccine documentation (CDC card) into their patient portal, which is the same process used for other required vaccinations at OSU. Students can access their patient portal on the Student Health Services website.

Students who have lost their COVID vaccination card can call the Student Health Services Immunization office for help 541-737-7573.

Communication will be forthcoming on how employees will provide proof of compliance.

Last updated: May 21, 2021

For students who have been immunized in the state of Oregon but have lost their vaccination card, Student Health Services staff in Immunization Compliance can access vaccine information through the Oregon Immunization Alert website. All others needing assistance with documentation can contact Immunization Compliance as well.

Last updated: May 21, 2021

You may be able to register for and take remotely delivered courses or Ecampus online courses from outside of the U.S. However, as OSU resumes on-site learning, some courses may not have a remote delivery option. It is highly recommended that you continue to monitor OSU’s Pathway to Fall planning website for updates and check with course instructors and academic advisors directly with questions. Please also consider that the OSU Ecampus schedule of courses is limited both in variety and in class-size capacity. In addition, access to Ecampus online courses or remote delivery of courses may vary depending on global time differences, U.S. export control laws, local laws and restrictions in the student’s home country, access to reliable internet and a reliable computer. Remote courses will be delivered at their scheduled Pacific Time (PT). Be sure that you will have access to Canvas, Zoom, VPN and other software supported by OSU.

 

Last updated: May 10, 2021

The Office of the Registrar does not accept digital/electronic signatures on PDF forms. Many of the Office of the Registrar forms have been created as digital forms requiring students to log in to their account. For PDF forms not yet digitized, we are temporarily loosening our requirement for wet ink signatures. In lieu of wet ink signatures, current students can submit forms from their OSU email account to [email protected]. Forms requiring an advisor’s signature should be sent from the student’s OSU email account to the advisor’s OSU email account. Approved forms can be sent from the advisor’s OSU email account to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will work to obtain additional required signatures as needed.

If the form asks for legal documents or government-issued ID, you will need to present those in-person or remotely via a Zoom video appointment. Notarized copies of your documents and current government-issued photo ID can also be mailed to the Office of the Registrar.

Last updated: May 6, 2021

Yes. You will be required to complete a separate declaration for the COVID-19 vaccine. You can do this on your patient portal at, https://myhealth.oregonstate.edu.

Last updated: May 4, 2021

All students living in the U.S are eligible for vaccination and should have access across the country. Those who are living outside of the country may also have access. We are planning for OSU’s vaccination program to allow students and employees to obtain the vaccine when they arrive on campus, so they can be in compliance with this program. Here are resources to help locate vaccines: CDC vaccine finder

State of Oregon Vaccine Finder.
 

Last updated: May 4, 2021

Start by troubleshooting your home internet using these tips from the OSU IT Service Desk. If you primarily experience issues while on Zoom, try these tips for using Zoom on low bandwidth networks.

Depending on your location, additional internet options may be available including: indoor and outdoor OSU campus Wi-Fi locations, OSU Extension offices around Oregon or the U.S. eduroam network.

Last updated: February 26, 2021

If you, a dependent or a close family member are ill, you should self-isolate and call your health care provider, Student Health Services or an emergency medical care provider. Please email your instructor as soon as you anticipate that illness will prevent you from attending to a requirement or meeting a deadline. The COVID-19 Care Ambassador program (beav.es/covid-care) can help you plan for coursework if you need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. The Office of the Dean of Students can also assist you if you are navigating a range of extenuating life circumstances, including but not limited to prolonged illness, hospitalization, financial concerns, etc. They can be reached via Zoom chat or audio Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at beav.es/4qQ or by email at [email protected].

Last updated: February 26, 2021

At this time, non-essential travel out of one’s residential community is discouraged. Students are advised to limit their trips outside of the area where they currently reside to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19. The State of Oregon has further restrictions.

 

Last updated: February 26, 2021

The Memorial Union, the Valley Library and other locations provide regularly cleaned spaces for studying with distanced seating, printers and Wi-Fi. The Valley Library is available by reservation only. Visit the student resources dashboard for more detailed information on computer, printing and study resources.

OSU-Cascades students can learn about on-campus study areas at its website.

Last updated: February 26, 2021

Academic departments/colleges and the Office of the Registrar worked to determine reduced capacities with physical distancing for COVID-19 within university classrooms to accommodate appropriate physical distancing for in-person instruction. Those new capacities can be found via this Box Document, which may be updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated: February 26, 2021

The program is open to all undergraduate students pursuing their bachelor's degree. International students may also be in the DPP program with Linn-Benton Community College and/or Portland Community College but are required to work with their international advisors. Post-baccalaureate students may also participate in the program but must first be admitted to OSU.

Last updated: February 26, 2021

Look through your Canvas site for any resources or alternatives the instructor has made available. If you are unable to find any, communicate with your instructor and explain the situation. The instructor may be able to provide alternative options for completing the activity if they know the challenge you’re experiencing. If you are unable to resolve the situation with your instructor and would like additional support navigating next steps, contact the Office of Student Advocacy. If you do not have access to a computer or other equipment that you need to complete the activity, connect with the HSRC to fill out the single support form. If you do not have access to software or need technical support, contact the Service Desk

Last updated: April 8, 2020