Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Visitors on Campus

Last updated: 11/8/21

Yes, we’re currently offering limited opportunities for prospective students to visit Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Learn more about these opportunities on the Office of Admission website. We also encourage prospective students to take advantage of our online visit opportunities.

Visitors (both indoors and outdoors) for one-time visits and/or recurring meetings/events on campus are permitted. 

Facial Coverings
Everyone must wear a facial covering (sufficient to cover the nose and mouth) at all times indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccination Status and COVID-19 Testing
All faculty, staff and students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is expected that visitors coming to the CMU campus are also vaccinated against COVID-19, unless unable to be vaccinated due to a disability or strong religious/moral conviction. Visitors may be asked to attest that they are either fully vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 72 hours.

Daily Self-Assessment
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated must complete CMU's Daily Self-Assessment (PDF), on any day they will be on campus. This form is a self-assessment. You are not required to provide the completed form to your host. Following completion of the assessment, if you answered “Yes” to any of the questions (except for: Do you plan to be on campus today?), please advise your host that you will not be able to come to campus today and contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

Additional Information
Other approval processes for visitors such as the Collaborating Visitor or programs involving minors will continue to apply in addition to this protocol.

Until further notice, this protocol applies to the presence of visitors to Carnegie Mellon’s U.S.-based campuses and programs. For the most up-to-date visitor guidance at other CMU locations, please refer to their websites and/or reach out to local campus leadership.

For the purpose of this protocol, visitors include anyone who is not a CMU employee, student, vendor, contractor or sponsored affiliate.

Email for additional questions regarding visitors.

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. Tartan Testing is also available for fully vaccinated CMU community members who desire a weekly test.

Read more information on the current Travel Protocol.