Oregon State University has a COVID-19 vaccine requirement starting fall 2021 for students and employees who learn, work or engage onsite at any OSU location.

​​​​​The following is simplified information to answer the main questions that international students have. For full information, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

Here are some highlights to aid you with planning:

  •  This requirement will not prevent registration for fall term classes.

  •  You can get vaccinated in your home country or after you arrive in the US.

  •  Exemptions to the requirement will be available.

  • Students outside the US or enrolled only in Ecampus courses are not required to be vaccinated.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID in the past, the vaccine is still required.  

Other immunization requirements: 

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement is separate from OSU’s existing student immunization requirements. All other immunizations must be completed before you can register. 

Immunization Requirements for New Students

Next Steps to Fulfill the Requirement

Please upload your vaccination records on the OSU secure medical records system, the Patient Portal.

Upload COVID vaccine record

o   Please note that if you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine upon arrival to OSU.

You will have the option to be revaccinated after you arrive in the US, or to complete the exemption process. If possible, please complete all doses of the vaccine before you travel.  You can contact the Virtual Help Desk if you have any questions.

You will have the option to be re-vaccinated after you arrive in the US, or to complete the exemption process. 

You can proceed with your orientation, registration, and Welcome week. You can receive the vaccine after you arrive.

o   Unvaccinated travelers should get a COVID-19 test within 3-5 days after arrival in the US and complete at least a 7-day self-quarantine.

o   You will be able to attend in-person classes after self-quarantine while you are completing the vaccine series.

o   An exemption process will be available for students who do not want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical or other reasons.