Coronavirus Response

Students wearing masks

Portland State will resume mostly in-person instruction in Fall 2021, and most employees will return to campus by September 7. COVID-19 vaccines will be required–and so will masks. This page has everything you need to know about limiting the spread of COVID-19. Learn about improvements to the physical environment. Find out how we are supporting employees and students. Access more information about health resources. And get ready for our long-awaited in-person reunion!

Before you come to campus

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All students attending in-person classes will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting fall term.

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Wear a mask

Face covering are required while indoors and in outdoor settings when physical distancing is difficult to maintain. 

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If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, you should immediately return home or isolate.


PSU's pandemic response efforts include an emphasis on air quality and HVAC filtration. Many buildings on campus have undergone an upgrade to their air filtration system. Research shows that MERV-13 filters are successful in filtering out the COVID-19 virus.

Currently, all PSU buildings are closed to the general public and only accessible to those with PSU ID cards. Learn more on the Building Access webpage.