Visitors

UConn Campus Visitor Access Guidelines

The University of Connecticut is a public institution and does not normally limit visitor access to the public areas of its grounds and non-residential public buildings.  Based upon current federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidance many of the precautionary measures employed during the last year have been relaxed or lifted. UConn will continue to monitor COVID-19 guidance and mitigate the risk through sound protocols and prevention efforts.

The below visitor access guidance applies to all campuses, except UConn Health.

This guidance is current as of May 12, 2022 and is subject to change.

General Guidance

All visitors should follow University safety precautions and guidelines:

  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Do not visit a UConn campus if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Masking guidelines:
    • Outside: Masks are not required.
    • Inside: Masks are strongly recommended. Masks are required in medical and clinical settings as noted in the UConn Campus Guidelines.
    • The University always supports the wearing of masks by the community.
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched items/surfaces.
  • Refer to the UConn Campus Guidelines for more detailed information.

Academic and Research Purposes

Collaborating scientists, staff, and students are allowed to visit campus for academic and research activities with approval of their Dean or designee. These individuals must follow all federal, state, and University requirements for faculty, staff, and students that are in place at the time they visit campus.

Prospective Student Campus Visits

Applicable requirements for all prospective students visiting campus.

  • To ensure the health and safety of the entire UConn community, all visitors should follow the safety precautions under General Guidance.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • For more information on exploring UConn see admissions.uconn.edu/explore-uconn.

Storrs Visitation Programs.

    • Daily Visitors – in-person visit experiences available, to include indoor information sessions with masking recommended.
    • Outside guests are permitted in dining halls and may also dine in the Student Union Food Court.
    • Bus groups and engagements will follow the above guidance.  Masks are recommended.

    Regional Campus Visitation Programs.

    • Daily Visitors - in-person visit experiences available, to include indoor information sessions with masking recommended.

    Job Candidates

    Job candidates/recruits are allowed to come to campus, as necessary, following the safety precautions under General Guidance.

    Performing Arts and Exhibition Spaces

    Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

    Cultural Programming

    • All patrons attending indoor events will be advised that masks are recommended. The University always supports the wearing of masks by the community.
    • For certain performances, attendees may be required to wear masks as required by established artist contracts.
    • Patron arrival times will be scheduled/staggered to avoid large crowds. Patrons will be encouraged to take their seats upon arrival and to exit the venue and lobby spaces immediately following the performance.
    • Patrons will be encouraged to monitor their health. Refunds will be offered to encourage patrons to stay home if symptomatic.
    • Contracted artists and vendors will be required to observe all state, local, and UConn COVID-19 protocols.
    • The above guidance may be subject to change as additional information becomes available.

    Classroom Use

    • Masks are recommended in instructional settings.

    University Events

    • Masks are recommended.

      von der Mehden and Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) venues

      • Masks are recommended for performers, including bell covers on wind and brass instruments.
      • Masks will be recommended for attendees. For certain performances, attendees may be required to wear masks.

      Exhibition Spaces – Ballard Institute, Benton Art Museum, and the Contemporary Art Galleries.

      • All patrons, contracted artists, vendors and students will be advised that masks are recommended. The University always supports the wearing of masks by the community.
      • The Benton and the Ballard will be open to the public, however, class visits must be scheduled. Other visitors may enter without an appointment.
      • At the Contemporary Art Galleries, exhibition spaces will be open to visitors only by appointment.
      • Patrons will be encouraged to monitor their health and to stay home if symptomatic.
      • If feasible, exhibitions will be made available to view online to encourage patrons to stay home if symptomatic.
      • Contracted artists and vendors will be required to observe all state, local and UConn COVID-19 protocols.
      • The above guidance may be subject to change as additional information becomes available.

       

      Library Facilities and Services

      Library facilities and services on the Storrs campus, Law School in Hartford, and Health Sciences in Farmington are available to campus visitors.  Guests should follow the safety precautions under General Guidance. Access to regional campus libraries will follow individual campus guidelines.  

      Athletic Events

      UConn Athletics continues to follow all applicable NCAA and Conference guidance on in-person attendance capacity and indoor/outdoor restrictions.

      Other Events/Activities

      Student Activities

      Student Recreation Center

      • The Student Recreation Center will not issue Guest Passes at this time.

      Large Scale Events

      Events and Conference Services

      Contractors

      Tenants

      • Tenants of UConn-owned properties will follow all applicable guidance as found in their use agreement, lease, or contract.

      Camps and other school-age programs

      • Third-party run overnight programs are not permitted at this time.  UConn hosted overnight programs are allowed in limited instances.  UConn and third-party day camps and academic programs are permitted.  All school-age programs require leadership approval and must follow requirements of the University’s Minor Protection Program and the  CT Office of Early Childhood, as appropriate.