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 August 22, 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 not required. 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.
  • 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. 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 not 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.
    • 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.

    Regional Campus Visitation Programs.

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

    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 not required but preferred while in the building. 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.
    • 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 not required but recommended in instructional settings.

    University Events

    • Masks are not required.

      von der Mehden and Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) venues

      • Masks are not required but 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.

      • Masks are not required. The University always supports the wearing of masks by the community.
      • The Benton and the Ballard will be open to the public.
      • At the Contemporary Art Galleries, exhibition spaces will be open to visitors.
      • 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. Masks are not required. 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 Recreation Center

      • Guest passes will be available.

      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.