Free COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and the Lane County community.
Students living in Residence Halls should register for testing via the My Housing portal.

Register for Testing

If you wish to utilize UO’s testing, available dates and times will be posted on Thursdays for the following week on this page. The registration link can be found below.

Pre-registration is strongly advised; however, walk-ins are permitted at community testing events. Walk-ins may have longer wait times, as pre-registered participants have priority.

Please Note: If appointments are available, you can register to test or walk-in to an appointment up until the start time of an appointment timeslot. 

Visit the Registering for a COVID-19 Test FAQ page for additional assistance with registration.

Starting Monday, June 28th we changed our collection method from an anterior nares collection to saliva collection. Please see updated collection steps below and email with any questions.


Week of August 2: Pre-Register for testing times available

Please note: Masks are still required at testing sites.

Date Times Location
Monday, August 2 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Matthew Knight Arena
Tuesday, August 3 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Matthew Knight Arena
Wednesday, August 4 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Matthew Knight Arena
Thursday, August 5 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Matthew Knight Arena

Pre-Register (Week of August 2)

Registering for a Test FAQ

What You Need to Know

  • Testing is FREE.

  • Our primary means of testing is a self-collected saliva sample. A shallow nasal swab (anterior nares) may also be offered.

  • Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes prior to your test.

  • Wear a mask to the testing site.

  • Individuals should not test if they:

    • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days

    • Are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms 

Why Get Tested

  • Many people are asymptomatic carriers of the virus meaning they don’t know they are infected but could still pass the virus on to others. If you are asymptomatic, you can prevent further spread of the virus to your family, friends, and others in the community by getting tested for the virus, isolating, and cooperating with contact tracers.

  • Participating in MAP testing helps local public health officials and university leaders understand the current situation so they can develop and enact strategies to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

What to Expect at Your MAP COVID-19 Test

On testing day, please show up to the testing site at your scheduled time. Walk-in testing is also available but may require a slightly longer wait time depending on current testing capacity. Any persons on UO property must follow current mask policies. At this time, all testing takes place at either Matthew Knight Arena or McArthur Court. The testing location will be posted next to each date. Please enter via the western entrance.
The testing process itself is brief. While there may be some waiting time, lines are expected to move quickly, and you should only need 15-30 minutes to complete the process from start to finish.

To prepare for the saliva test, do not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes prior to your test.

After you enter the building, you will go to the testing check-in table where you will provide your confirmation QR code or register to test as a walk-in. Testing personnel will verify your name and other information about you, such as your date of birth. Testing personnel will also prepare your sample collection tube, which you will be asked to take with you to the sample collection station.
The sample collection personnel will give you a collection cup and ask you to collect your saliva sample following this process:
1.    Allow saliva to pool in the front of your mouth for about 30 seconds. This can be done passively, no need to snort or gurgle. It may help to think of foods that you enjoy, lemons, or move your jaw like you are chewing.
2.    Once you have some liquid built up in your mouth, gently spit that liquid into your collection cup.
3.    Depending on the volume, you may need to repeat this process 2-3 times.
4.    You may then pass your collection cup to the sample collector who will transfer it into the sample tube.
5.    Occasionally nasal swab tests may need to be offered. The sample collector will walk you through the collection steps.
You are then finished with the sample collection. You will receive your results within 2-4 days.