OSU continues to explore and expand capacity in the provision of COVID-19 testing on OSU campus locations. National standards and changing technology will continue to shape planning as access and improvements to COVID-19 continue to emerge. This includes diagnostic testing in a medical setting, screening for specified high-risk areas, arrival testing for on-campus residential students, and OSU’s comprehensive prevalence testing. For detailed information, see the OSU Testing Strategy & Summary tab below.

View a recording that details OSU's testing strategy and procedures.

All OSU community members must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to any OSU location. Symptom checker tools are available on the OSU Mobile app (available for iOS and Android) and on the web at healthcheck.oregonstate.edu.

  • Students moving into on-campus residential housing at both Corvallis and Cascades campuses will receive a rapid antigen test prior to checking in to their fall residence.
  • Diagnostic testing available for all OSU Corvallis students who are symptomatic.
  • Members of OSU’s housed fraternity and sorority members will have voluntary COVID-19 testing prior to the start of Fall Term.
  • Telehealth referral service is available for OSU-Cascades students who seek COVID-19 testing.

Employees not serving in specified higher-risk employment activities will not be tested as part of any asymptomatic screening measures. Any individual with COVID-19 symptoms should work directly with a health care provider to determine if they need to be tested for COVID-19. As new testing methodology emerges, OSU will continue to explore opportunities to expand testing across OSU’s communities.