Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Visitors on Campus

Last updated: 6/10/21

Yes, prospective students should not plan to visit campus at this time as the university is not currently hosting prospective students on campus. All prospective students will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual campus visit experience. We are making every effort to ensure that these high-quality remote experiences will help inform students’ decisions to enroll.

Visitors to the Pittsburgh campus and other U.S.-based locations for admission (campus) tours and indoor events and gatherings continue to be strongly discouraged for the safety of our campus community. Self-guided campus tours are also discouraged. Exception processes are in place for cognizant ULC members to approve visitors.

Any staff, faculty or researcher seeking an exception in order to host an indoor visitor on campus must follow the Exception Process for Indoor Visitors steps outlined on the Visitor Protocol page.

Faculty, staff and researchers who wish to host or include visitors at outdoor events or gatherings must complete and submit the electronic outdoor visitor request form. The submitted form is routed to the COVID Coordination Team to review and either approve or provide additional feedback. Requests should be submitted at least one week in advance.

Individual meetings with a visitor outdoors do not require prior approval.

More information and instructions about protocols for visitors can be found on the Visitor Protocol page.

When traveling, we continue to encourage students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors to wear a facial covering and to avoid large events or crowded spaces to limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

You do not have to quarantine following travel. However, following travel, all students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must participate weekly in Tartan Testing, the university’s COVID-19 asymptomatic testing program, if you are planning to be on campus. Tartan Testing will also be available for fully vaccinated CMU community members who desire a weekly test.

Read more information on the current Travel Protocol.