Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Visitors on Campus

Last updated: 3/28/22

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.

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.

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 drbc@andrew.cmu.edu 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 (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.