Due to the continuing public health risks and state orders barring large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the University of Oregon will conduct spring commencement virtually again this year. The live webcast of the ceremony scheduled for June 12 will be followed by prerecorded ceremonies from each school and college. More information will be released during spring term including how graduates can personalize their graduation slide.
The UO is offering online training sessions for employees covering COVID-19 safety expectations and procedures, required practices and processes, and reporting responsibilities and resources. The videos are available in the MyTrack Learning Library.
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What resources are available for students experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19?
The university has received an additional $8 million from the federal government to help students impacted by the pandemic. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. The university is required to prioritize CRRSAA funds to students with exceptional need, and so students will not be required to complete an application to be considered for these funds. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will award the funds based on information provided on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit our financial aid pages for more information and other resources including the Students in Crisis Fund.
There were 106 members of the UO community who tested positive or were considered presumptive positive in the last seven days (February 4-10) as of 10:00 a.m. today. A total of 1,383 members of the UO community have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Case numbers are updated daily, Monday through Friday. In most cases, updates will be made by noon. But exceptions are possible when reporting is delayed.
The Oregon Health Authority reports 149,082 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state, 9.708 cases in Lane County, 31,021 in Multnomah County, and 1.243 in Coos County as of February 10.
University Health Services workers recently rolled up their sleeves and received their first COVID-19 vaccination, putting them among the first eligible employees at the University of Oregon to receive their inoculations.