Proof of Vaccination Requirement for Those 12 and Older for Designated University Events

Last updated August 27, 2021.

Attendees at designated university events and activities, as defined by the university and in consultation with the local public health authority - will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the prior three days. Examples may include select concerts, conferences, and all Oregon Athletics events.

Proof of identification in the form of a driver's license or government issued photo identification must accompany either proof of vaccination status or negative test. Acceptable proof of a COVID-19 vaccination includes a CDC vaccination card, a photocopy of the card or a photo of the card on a mobile device. Cardholders must be at least two weeks past receiving their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).

Vaccines administered internationally must be on the WHO emergency use listing to be accepted.

For those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a negative test taken within three days of the event will also be accepted. The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (either nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT], including polymerase chain reaction [PCR], or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Home tests will not be accepted.

A test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:

  1. Test result.
  2. Type of test (indicating it was a NAAT or antigen test).
  3. Entity issuing the result (e.g., laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service).
  4. Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the three days before the event to be attended. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the three months before the event.
  5. Accompanying proof of identification in the form of a driver's license or other document that visibly identifies the person on the test result.

All guests aged five and older at university designated events will be required to follow current face coverings requirements which may include wearing a mask at all times through the venue including in seats, except when actively eating and drinking. See the current face covering regulations. An appropriate face covering fully covers the nose and mouth, is not constructed of mesh or lace, and does not have openings, holes, valves, or vents.

Children under age 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a designated event or activity?

Designated events are defined as events or activities in which there are more than 200 people in attendance and some or all attendees are members of the public. Therefore, events and activities that involve only UO community members are not subject to this regulation. Updated August 25, 2021

Why does the requirement specify three days rather than 72 hours? What is considered three days?

The three-day period is three calendar days before the event. The requirement uses a three-day timeframe instead of 72 hours to provide more flexibility for the attendees. By using a three-day window, test validity does not depend on the time of the event or the time of day that the test was administered.

What happens if I don't have proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative test?

Attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the venue. If an attendee is not able to present one of these two pieces of information, event staff will deny entry.

I'm not vaccinated. Where can I get a COVID-19 test before an athletic game or other event to meet requirements for a negative test?

We recommend that individuals who are not vaccinated get vaccinated. Those who cannot get vaccinated and need a test should utilize commercial COVID-19 test providers who administer pre-travel screening tests that can provide results within 72 hours. You may also refer to Lane County's list of testing resources, but should check with testing facilities to ensure they meet the test type and time frame requirements. The UO MAP program offers free testing for members of the community, but it cannot guarantee results are available within the required time frame.

How do I know if a university event I'm attending has been designated as requiring proof of vaccine or negative test?

Events and activities with 200 or more participants, where attendees include the general public are considered designated events. Event organizers will provide information about requirements for proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test.

If I am planning a large event at the university (e.g., a concert, conference, etc.) how do I know if my event will require proof of vaccine or negative test?

If you are planning a large event for more than 200 people that involves members of the general public, your event will require proof of vaccine or a negative test. Please email Safety and Risk Services at ( for more information about how to set up and manage this requirement.