UPDATE: Effective June 16, 2023, Oregon State University will no longer require proof of COVD-19 vaccination. 

Updated March 22, 2023

NEW: Effective June 16, 2023, Oregon State University will no longer require proof of COVD-19 vaccination. Until then, OSU will continue to require all employees and students who work, learn, or engage with others in-person to show proof of their primary series of vaccination.


A high rate of vaccination among our students, faculty and staff supports the safety and well-being of our community and the communities in which we operate and engage in in-person learning, research, and outreach.

How to upload or update your COVID-19 vaccination records

Please upload your proof of vaccination to Student Health Services’ secure Patient Portal. Exceptions for COVID-19 vaccinations are allowed based on medical or disability reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Upload ONE of the following documents as a digital copy (photograph, scanned image or PDF):

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
  • Record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy.
  • Medical records documenting the vaccination.
  • Immunization records from a public health or state immunization information system.
  • Any other official documentation verifying the individual’s vaccination. Must include the vaccine name, date(s) administered and the name of the health care professional or clinic site vaccine was administered.

Employee Requirement

The OSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement applies to all on-site university employees, full-time or part-time, including but not limited to academic faculty, professional faculty, academic wage appointments, classified staff, graduate assistants and student employees, though exceptions are allowed when based on (1) medical or disability reasons or (2) sincerely held religious beliefs.

Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Employee Questions

Do you work outside of the State of Oregon? Contact [email protected] with details of your location.


Employees (including Student Employees)

If applicable, you can apply for an exception for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief. You will need to complete an exception form provided on the Student Health Services COVID-19 Immunization Requirements.

Medical exceptions for employees utilize the Oregon Health Authority forms that must be signed by a medical practitioner and will be verified by OSU’s Occupational Medicine program within Student Health Services. Exception requests based on religious beliefs will be verified by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access. If an employee fails to comply with the OSU vaccination program, Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) will work directly with the supervisor to engage in an individualized plan of progressive discipline.


Students without university employment status may continue to claim a philosophical exception in alignment with OHA rules for students.



  1. Law Enforcement Professionals (per ORS 433.416).
  2. Remote employees whose work involves neither in-person engagement with others as part of their OSU employment nor any on-site or university-sponsored activities.


Students without university employment status and whose courses are entirely online and involve no in-person engagement with individuals outside of their households, so long as they do not otherwise engage in any in-person university-sponsored activity. Note: If students engage in-person with individuals outside of their households as part of their coursework or university-sponsored activity, the Student Requirement applies regardless of whether OSU owns or manages the property where the in-person engagement takes place.

Student Requirement

OSU required students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their academic experience to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Vaccination Requirement Program applies to all university students unless exempted or excluded from this requirement.