SOU will not be testing all students. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Jackson County Public Health do not recommend universal testing of students. Universal testing has not shown to improve any additional reduction of transmission beyond what prevention measures (e.g. social distancing, cloth face coverings, hand washing, and enhanced cleaning) provide. The campus is partnering with Valley Immediate Care to conduct COVID testing for students who are experiencing symptoms and/or have been in recent contact with an individual who may have tested positive. Students will be referred to Valley Immediate Care for testing.
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What SOU Students are Saying
One of the main deciding factors in choosing to enroll at SOU would be the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). This scholarship gives Westerly state residents like Hawai’i an opportunity to venture out to other western state schools with cheaper tuition rates.
My favorite thing about SOU is the environment that it offers. It fosters a learning, developing, changing and growing environment that will only help you succeed during your time here at SOU and as a Raider.
I am an outdoorsy person. I like walking around Lithia Park, hiking the local trails, shredding the slopes on Mt. Ashland, and exploring new places. I also enjoy strolling through downtown Ashland and going into the wide range of shops.
2019 American Association of State Colleges and Universities Award Winner
American Association of State Colleges has selected SOU to be part of the Re-Imagining the First Year of College project