University Housing understands the challenges that the continued COVID-19 pandemic has created and is continuing to impact in terms of making decisions and plans for the coming academic year. We remain committed to welcoming students to live on campus this academic year.

We will keep you informed of decisions made by Governor Kate Brown and the impact of those decisions on University Housing as we move forward. Thank you for your patience. Please feel free to continue to contact our office with questions and concerns.

COVID-19 Housing FAQ’s

You have Questions . . .

As we all are continuing to experience COVID 19 and the ongoing changes that the virus contiues to drive,  questions are inevitable. University Housing is working to address questions that we receive and getting answers to you as soon as possible.

Please check back often as updates will be made as we assess the situation and work to provide up to date guidance regarding the health and well-being of our students as we prepare for Fall term and the coming academic year.

University Housing COVID-19 Policy Expectations

University Housing COVID-19 Policy Expectations

Please note that these expectations may change in accordance with University, local, state and federal requirements and guidelines for health and safety. You can find the latest COVID-19-related information, including WOU policies, at Please bookmark this page and visit it periodically. Additionally if you wish to see general policies and procedures that apply to all WOU residential students, please look online: General Residential Policies and Procedures

Isolation and Quarantine Protocol

Western Oregon University will use the key public health tools known as isolation and quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the campus community. In preparation for the fall 2020 quarter, this protocol is a detailed outline of how we will care for students who are presumed to have COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 based on a positive test result and require isolation as well as for students who have been exposed to COVID-19 and require quarantine.

Isolation and Quarantine Protocol – Western Oregon University

Quarantine Resources

Should you need to utilize the Quarantine/Isolation spaces that we have available on campus, please know that we have resources for you. See:

Quarantine Resources

Fall Term 2021

As of August 2, 2021 University Housing is tentatively planning the following for Fall Term Check In.
NOTE:  Students must be in compliance with COVID Vaccine Protocol to be eligible to move in and live on campus Fall 2021. 

FALL 2021 MOVE-IN for ELIGIBLE STUDENTS (See COVID Vaccine Protocol above for link ) will take place:

Sunday, September 19 and  Monday, September 20 during the following time blocks:

  • 9:00 am to Noon
  • Noon to 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will be directed later in the summer to select the timeblock that best suits their schedules via their Housing Overview pages. 



  • Remember – wear your mask and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and others.
  • All eligible students should  proceed to the hall that they will be living in for Fall Term to pick up your keys and get settled in your room.


Let us know your concerns

Contact University Housing with any questions you have regarding Fall  Term Housing and the COVID-19 pandemic