For Students

The resources and information on this page will help you successfully navigate questions about COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and isolation.


Read through our Titans Return FAQ and use the contact form to submit questions or feedback to the Titans Return Implementation Team.


UW Oshkosh masks are optional in most buildings. Read Chief Leibold’s post to learn more.


Regardless of vaccination status, you should get a COVID-19 test around five days after any exposure to the virus. 


If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should immediately schedule a COVID-19 test through Prevea.

Students should not go to classes or on-campus events if they test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 and are unvaccinated. If you are required to isolate or quarantine, please reach out to the Dean of Students Office for an Out of Class Letter.  Students must then follow up with each of their instructors to complete any academic work that was missed.


Bias and Harrassment

Racist behaviors and stereotyping are not acceptable at UW Oshkosh. If you experience harassment or discrimination, please file a bias incident report here.

Health Self-Assessment

You can use the COVID-19 Health Self-Assessment to help decide whether or not it is safe to come to a UWO campus in person. Learn more on the Self-Assessment FAQ.

Reporting Test Results

If you receive an off-campus test for COVID-19, please report the result as soon as possible through the COVID-19 Off-Campus Testing Report Form.

If you are required to self-quarantine

You will not be required to quarantine if:

  • you are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot
  • OR if it has been less than 5 months since your second Moderna/Pfizer 2nd dose vaccine
  • OR if it has been less than 2 months since your Johnson&Johnson vaccine

Otherwise, if you have been identified as a close contact, a disease investigator will contact you with testing and quarantine instructions. 

  • The length of your quarantine will be at least 5 days, starting with day 0 as the last day you were exposed to the virus. After day 5, you may end your quarantine as long as you wear a mask at home and in public for an additional 5 days.
  • If you are attending face-to-face classes, email your instructors to inform them you will be unable to attend class due to COVID quarantine. You may also fill out the Out of Class letter request form through the Dean of Students office.
  • If you live on campus, your UWO Disease Investigator will provide a referral to campus quarantine housing, which includes food/meals. You may also choose to isolate or quarantine at your permanent residence.
  • If you live off campus, you may return to your permanent residence for the duration of your quarantine. You may also be eligible to self-quarantine in on-campus housing. Please contact the Student Health Center for more information.
  • If you have a job on campus, notify your supervisor that you will be unable to report to work in person due to COVID quarantine.
  • If you are involved in other on-campus activities or extracurriculars, notify your advisor, coach or instructor that you will be unable to participate in face-to-face activities until further notice.
How do I safely self-quarantine?

While you self-quarantine:

  • Stay home as much as possible and go out only if absolutely necessary.
  • Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
  • Postpone all non-essential medical appointments until your quarantine is over.
  • Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing services or taxis.
  • Wear a face covering when you are around others.
  • Refer to this guide from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for more information.

On-Campus Involvement

To learn more about on-campus events and involvement opportunities:

How to get the most out of your online class

Read this guide from Campus Well for tips on how to excel in online classes.

Study Habits during Alternative Delivery

View studying recommendations to help you succeed this semester.