COVID-19 Testing for EOU Students

EOU will provide take-home test kits for all students planning to take in-person classes or access on-campus services during Winter Term 2021.

Students taking in-person classes and/or using on-campus services will be required to take a COVID-19 test before resuming in-person classes or services for Winter Term. Test kit pick-up is Jan. 2 and 3 in Quinn Coliseum. All tests must be conducted and returned to Quinn Coliseum by 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4.

Students taking in-person classes and/or using on-campus services must complete the Winter Term Preparations Questionnaire by Dec. 31.

In order to facilitate this level of testing all classes will be held remotely for the first week of Winter Term. In-person classes and services will resume as planned after test results have been evaluated.

How to Access Your COVID-19 Test from EOU

Participation is mandatory for all students intending to take classes in-person or access resources on the La Grande campus during winter term.

  • Residential students: You should have completed a mail-in test kit during Winter Break, and you must complete a second test on Jan. 4. You will receive your test kit from Residence Life staff Jan. 2 or 3. Details will be available when you check in for the term. Contact Residence Life (reslife@eou.edu) with any questions.
  • Student-athletes: Contact your coach for testing information.  

Test kit pick-up/return information for the following students is provided below.

  • Students attending on-campus courses
  • Students planning to use on-campus resources
  • Students living off-campus and attending classes on campus
  • Students who work on campus
  • Eastern Promise/high school students attending classes in-person on campus

All students under 18 need to use a different test, which will be scheduled individually. Contact Student Affairs at saffairs@eou.edu to arrange a testing day and time.  

Online or onsite students not planning to use services on EOU’s La Grande campus are exempt from testing. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, do not pick up your test. Instead, email saffairs@eou.edu and we will help get a test scheduled for you at the Student Health Center. 

If you have tested positive for COVID in the past three months you should NOT take another test on Jan. 4. Please email saffairs@eou.edu and we will get you cleared to start in-person classes. 

Test Kit Pick-up Information

WHERE: Practice Gym inside Quinn Coliseum (enter from outside door across the street from the track – on the south side of the building).

WHEN: Sign up for a time slot when you fill out the Winter Term Preparations Questionnaire

  • Saturday, Jan. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If none of the planned times work for you, please contact saffairs@eou.edu for alternate arrangements.


  • Wear a mask while waiting in line outside and when you come indoors to pick up your kit.
  • Bring your EOU student ID card

Test Kit Completion Information

You must complete your test on Monday, Jan. 4 and return the completed test kit to campus that same day. 

Once you complete your test, please make sure to take extra precautions until you receive your results:

  • Wear your mask in enclosed public and common areas and in outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained. Remember face coverings and masks must cover the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Continue to wash your hands frequently.
  • Do not attend social gatherings outside of your current household.
  • Avoid visiting stores or other places unless absolutely necessary.

Test Kit Return Information

WHERE: Practice Gym inside Quinn Coliseum (follow the signage)

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Look for more details about test pick-up and drop-off in your EOU email inbox. Please email saffairs@eou.edu with any questions about this process. 

What Happens Next

All students are expected to quarantine until test results are returned. Test results are expected to be returned within 72 hours. 

Students in quarantine should: 

  • Stay in their living spaces (suite, apartment or house)
  • Only go out for essential items that cannot be delivered (prescription medicine, etc.)
  • Minimize in-person interaction with other people (including suitemates/roommates)

If any on-campus residential students test positive for COVID-19, they will be immediately moved to isolation rooms. If any off-campus students test positive, they will be required to isolate at their off-campus location. 

Contact Student Affairs at saffairs@eou.edu if you have questions or concerns.