On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing through MAP is available for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and the Lane County community.

MAP test results are available within 2-4 business days. This is not a rapid test.

Individuals should not sign up for MAP testing if they:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days
  • Are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

UO students experiencing symptoms can receive COVID-19 testing through University Health Services (UHS).

Students living in Residence Halls should register for MAP testing via the My Housing portal.

UO Required Testing Program:

Weekly COVID-19 testing is required for all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students and employees, those who choose an exemption, and newly hired employees who have not completed the vaccination requirement process. Students and employees who are required to test will be notified by email.

Go to the Required COVID-19 Testing webpage for more information.


Testing Schedule  |  Testing Locations 

What You Need to Know  |  What to Expect at Your Test


Register for Testing

If you wish to utilize UO’s MAP testing, available dates and times will be posted on Thursdays for the following week on this page.

The testing location maps and MAP registration link can be found below.

  • Registration is strongly advised for MAP so that you are scheduled for an appointment time. Students living in Residence Halls should register for MAP testing via the My Housing portal.
  • Registration is required to see a provider at UHS. Students can make an appointment by calling 541-346-2770 or through the myUOHealth portal.
  • Walk-ins are permitted for MAP but may have longer wait times, as registered participants have priority. Walk-in testing ends 30 minutes before closing.
    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.
  • For students with mild symptoms and not requiring a medical evaluation, self-test kits are available for pick-up. No appointments are required.

Register Now For MAP

MAP technical support is available on the COVID-19 Testing Registration webpage.

 

    Important Considerations

    • Accommodations for people with disabilities can be provided if requested in advance of a scheduled testing event. For MAP testing please contact c19MAP@uoregon.edu directly for these requests. ADA parking is also available at testing locations. Please see the Matthew Knight Arena accessibility page for more information.
    • Patients who test positive will receive test results via email in the same way that negative results are reported. County Health officials may also contact positive cases via telephone, in addition to the emailed results. For information on what your result means, please see our testing page.
    • MAP uses the saliva collection method for COVID-19 testing. Please see updated collection steps below and email c19map@uoregon.edu with any questions.
    • Masks are required at testing sites.

     

    Testing Schedules

    MAP

    Week of December 6

    Date Times Location
    Wednesday, December 8 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and
    1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)

    Thursday, December 9 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and
    1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)

    Friday, December 10

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)

    Week of December 13

    Date Times Location
    Monday, December 13

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)
    Tuesday, December 14

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)

    Wednesday, December 15 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)

    Thursday, December 16 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)

    Friday, December 17

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)

    MAP will be closed on the following days: December  23, 24, 30, 31.

    University Health Services

    For current hours visit University Health Services.

    Hours for the self-directed test kit program will be reduced for winter break starting December 10. The program will go on a break for the weeks of December 20 and 27 and return January 3.


    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.

    • Testing provides a snapshot in time, giving information needed to identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. This information allows individuals to isolate or quarantine and reduce spreading COVID-19 in the community. 


    What You Need to Know

    • MAP testing is FREE.

    • Testing is conducted primarily through a self-collected saliva sample or shallow nasal swab (anterior nares) may be offered.

    • For MAP testing, do not eat, drink, brush teeth, chew gum, or use tobacco within the 30 minutes prior to your test.

    • Wear a mask to the testing site.

    • Individuals should not test through MAP if they:

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

      • Are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

    • UO students experiencing mild viral symptoms and who do not need a medical evaluation can pick up a COVID-19 self-directed test kit through UHS.

    • Students do not need appointments to pick up self-directed tested kits.

    • UO students experiencing viral symptoms and who are unsure whether they need a medical evaluation, should contact UHS at 541-346-2770 or their healthcare provider to determine if and where they should be tested for COVID-19.


    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 Matthew Knight Arena or the Ford Alumni Center and 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 test, do not eat, drink, brush teeth, chew gum, or use tobacco within the 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.

    Testing Locations

    Matthew Knight Arena (West Entrance)

    Ford Alumni Ballroom (North Entrance)

     

    To reach MAP testing at Matthew Knight Arena or Ford Alumni Center from East 13th Ave:

    1. Walking Route: Take the sidewalk that runs along the Zone B parking lot between the Ford Alumni Center and Hamilton Complex. You should pass the entrance to the parking garage on your left. At the end of the parking lot, turn left and go up the stairs or ramp. This will take you to the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena. 
       
    2. Driving Route: Drive into the Zone B parking lot between the Ford Alumni Center and Hamilton Complex to access the underground garage (sign and entrance will be on your left). Parking is available for an hourly fee. Once parked, use the elevator or stairs to go to the ADA access ramp at the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena. 
       
    3. ADA parking is available in the Zone B parking lot between the Ford Alumni Center and Hamilton Complex. You should pass the entrance to the parking garage on your left. ADA parking spaces are at the end of the parking lot on the left. Once parked, go up the stairs or ramp to the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena. 

    If you are facing the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena, the north entrance to the Ford Alumni Center will be on your left. 

    Need Transportation? Matthew Knight Arena and Ford Alumni Center are a 5 minute walk from the EmX Agate Station. Scheduled shuttle services are available for UO students, staff, and faculty with limited mobility. Visit the Parking and Access Shuttle page for more information.