Visitors on Campus
Last updated: 3/28/22
Are prospective students able to visit campus?
Yes. Please review CMU’s Visitor Protocol guidance prior to scheduling an on-campus visit. We also encourage prospective students and families to consider our virtual visit opportunities. To review options and schedule a virtual or on-campus visit, explore the Office of Admission's Visit Opportunities page.
What should faculty and other hosts do regarding indoor and outdoor visitors on campus?
Visitors (both indoors and outdoors) for one-time visits and/or recurring meetings/events on campus are permitted.
Facial Coverings (effective: March 28)
Facial coverings both indoors and outdoors are optional for everyone who is up-to-date with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations (meaning fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible). Those who are not up-to-date on vaccinations must continue to follow mitigation measures, including wearing facial coverings while indoors.
Vaccination Status and COVID-19 Testing
All faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster when eligible) against COVID-19. It is expected that visitors coming to the CMU campus are also fully vaccinated (including booster when eligible) against COVID-19, including a booster when eligible, unless unable to be vaccinated due to a disability or strong religious/moral conviction. Visitors will be asked to attest that they are either fully vaccinated (including booster when eligible) or have received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 72 hours.
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.
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Do I need to quarantine if I leave the state and return or if I'm a visitor traveling to campus from another state?
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 (including booster when eligible) 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 (including booster when eligible) CMU community members who desire a weekly test.
Read more information on the current Travel Protocol.