Guidelines on Campus


We must all work together to promote the health, safety, and well-being of our University of Portland community. To that end, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are asked to adhere to the following guidelines on campus:

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The University of Portland strongly recommends that all individuals wear face coverings while in campus indoor spaces (except individual offices), including classrooms. Face coverings are required in the Health and Counseling Center.

Any sponsoring department or unit that would like to require face coverings for an indoor event, especially those including a large number of off-campus visitors, are welcome to make that choice. Such events may include, but are not limited to, music festivals, campus speakers, and admissions events.

For more information please read our face covering policy.

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Public health data support the fact that COVID-19 vaccination and boosters help to prevent infection and, for those who do become infected, decrease the severity of illness. Thus, all students, staff, and faculty are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and receive a booster within two weeks of becoming eligible to receive the booster and to upload proof thereof. More information may be found on the Vaccinations page.

Everyone ages 12 and up attending an event at the University of Portland are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including boosters, and be able to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. More information for visitors, may be found on the Visitor Policy page.

*NOTE: Home tests are not acceptable as the results need to be verified by a medical provider. Telehealth home tests are acceptable as they confirm a patient’s identity, the name of the laboratory or healthcare entity, the type of test, and the specimen collection date. 

Quarantine & Isolation

If you test positive, please observe all isolation protocols and precautions. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID, please observe these protocols.

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Students who have been exposed to COVID-19 should refer to the county guidelines for best practices.

COVID Testing

If you have COVID-like symptoms please stay home.

Students should try to make an appointment with the Health and Counseling Center. Students who have been exposed can also make an appointment. If you cannot get an appointment or it is after hours, you can pick up a rapid antigen test at Campus Safety.

Faculty and staff should try to make an appointment with their primary health care provider. If you cannot get an appointment, you can pick up a rapid antigen test at Campus Safety.