COVID-19 Information

We have gotten through this challenging time by looking out for each other and for our community. The Oregon State University community continues to follow the latest public health guidance, including getting vaccinated.

OSU’s latest updates, resources and response to COVID-19 »

We know that Ecampus students like you are located in all 50 states and all around the world. We hope that you are safe wherever you are and taking the necessary precautions to remain healthy.

Here is some important information regarding COVID-19 and how it might impact your studies in the coming weeks and months:

  • OSU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees who learn, work or engage with others in person during classes or university activities.
  • As the university plans its return to on-site activity, some campus-based student services may experience a higher volume of requests than usual due to this transition.
  • Please frequently check the university’s COVID-19 website for up-to-date information.
  • Ecampus always follows the timelines, dates and deadlines set by the university. 
  • You can visit the OSU Experience site for more information on student support and academic success. Please be aware that some content found there may be more relevant to campus-based students.

Frequently asked questions

Our goal is to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about OSU’s response to COVID-19 and how it may impact your studies. As we receive additional questions, this list will be updated.

What is happening for fall term?

Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will return to delivering most courses in person, on campus starting with fall term 2021

This gradual return to on-site activity at the Corvallis campus shouldn’t impact your online studies with Ecampus. Nevertheless, we recognize that you are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Ecampus students like you manage a great deal in addition to your academic endeavors, and these circumstances present additional challenges.

No matter what your situation is, we’re here for you.

Here are a few of the valuable resources available to you as OSU Ecampus students:

  • Success coaching: You can receive one-on-one academic support from a dedicated Ecampus success coach to overcome challenges and set goals.
  • Ecampus financial hardship grant: Ecampus sets aside limited funds to help distance students experiencing financial hardship that interferes with academic progress.
  • Ecampus Learning Community via Canvas: Connect with other online OSU students to share experiences and offer support and advice.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services: As an Ecampus student, you may be eligible for a range of counseling services from a distance.

What should I be aware of before registering for campus-based courses?

Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will deliver most courses on-site beginning fall term 2021. Any course offered on campus only or in mixed modality will require in-person, synchronous participation.

Ecampus students who have enrolled in a Corvallis campus course may pay more in tuition and fees. For more details on where extra costs can come from, you can read our full rundown of the differences.

Also, any student who takes a Corvallis campus course is required to submit current immunization documentation before Week 7 of the term. If you have questions about the policy, check the OSU immunization website or contact the immunization coordinator in OSU's Student Health Services at 541-737-7573 or via email.

We don’t want to discourage your plan, but we do want you to be informed. If you have any questions, we can help you sort it out. Contact Ecampus Student Services at 1-800-667-1465, option 1, or send us an email.

Will COVID-19 change how I take proctored exams?

Many acceptable in-person proctors around the world are closed or unavailable indefinitely. For proctored exams, we recommend using Proctorio since it is a free, online proctoring option. If you are not in an area currently experiencing closures, please contact your proctor directly to confirm they will be able to proctor your exams before submitting them as your proctor.

For more up-to-date information, keep an eye on the Ecampus proctoring website.

Can I still access resources at the Valley Library?

The Valley Library continues to provide the digital services that have been available since the start of the university's COVID-19 response. Get access to those services via the library's website.

For an up-to-date list of which library services are available, check out the OSU Libraries COVID-19 Updates website.

Contact us

We recognize that during this time, you’re likely to need additional support. Schedule an appointment with an Ecampus success coach our reach out to our student services team. We’ll work with you to address your concerns and identify a path forward.