Dear OSU students,

In compliance with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12, Stay Home, Save Lives (PDF), until further notice, Oregon State University faculty, staff and students are required to stay within their place of residence, with few exceptions.

During this time, OSU remains open as permitted by the governor’s Executive Order 20-09 (PDF), and will continue to provide for remote instruction and continuity of research, service and operations.  However, on-site access to OSU campuses and facilities will be greatly limited.

The keep learning web site has many resources for students, and the OSU Service Desk is your first stop if you need help with your personal devices or you need questions answered about Zoom, Canvas or other technologies.

For students who live on campus in Corvallis and Bend, OSU will provide spaces to support learning, housing and dining needs.  Additionally, both OSU campuses will maintain modified mail and parcel shipping services, technology support, as well as building and campus security.

On the Corvallis campus, the following student services are provided to support critical learning activities:

  • Residence halls, student family housing and dining centers.
  • Memorial Union for use of internet.
  • Milne Computing Center for use of computers and access to internet.

On the Bend campus, the following student services are provided: 

  • Tykeson Hall for access to internet services.
  • Obsidian Hall for food service.
  • The residence hall.

All in-person services are provided in accordance with appropriate social distancing requirements, which may include physical spacing between individuals, limited hours and services by appointment only. Please check online for the most current information for a service office.

It is critically important that all members of the OSU community practice social distancing. The university has implemented a Social Distancing Policy. On-campus or engaging in OSU activities, OSU community members are expected to comply with this policy until further notice.  Specifically, OSU students are expected to maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals to the greatest extent possible and be in compliance with requirements outlined in Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Orders 20-09 and 20-12.

We know that this remains a challenging time for all. Thank you for your patience, flexibility and resilience as we all do our part to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.



Dan Larson
OSU Social Distancing Officer
OSU Coronavirus Coordinator
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

March 26, 2020