Summer 2021 visitor guidelines

See also: Summer event guidelines |  Summer travel guidelines

The following guidelines for campus visitors took effect May 9, are part of the Protect Purdue Plan, and were developed to help ensure the health and safety of the campus community. It is important to note that these guidelines may be modified as the COVID-19 situation and corresponding federal, state and local guidance continues to evolve. These policies for the summer will be reviewed regularly.

  1. Enrolled summer students and those attending summer academic programs (includes some high school students) will be allowed to be on campus.  Summer researchers, including visiting researchers, will also be allowed to be on campus. These groups need to be fully aware of and completely adhere to the Protect Purdue Plan’s health and safety guidelines in place while on campus and complete the visitor training (COVID-19 On-site Safety Training for Visitors and Contractors – Radiological and Environmental Management – Purdue University). 
  2. The university urges all colleges, divisions, schools, departments, and other organizational units to delay or cancel any other invited visitors through summer 2021.
  3. Colleges, divisions, and academic and research units who believe invited visitors cannot be delayed or canceled are responsible for ensuring that any visitor sponsored by the unit is fully aware of and completely adheres to the Protect Purdue Plan’s health and safety guidelines in place on campus at the time of their visit.  Any documented non-compliance will result in cancellation of the visit. Approval for such visits is at the Unit Leader level (Dean, Vice Provost, etc.).
  4. The Division of Enrollment Management may hold admissions programs and tours on campus during summer 2021.  These programs and tours will be carefully planned to ensure compliance with all campus health and safety guidelines.
  5. The university recognizes that campus is open to the general public, and it is foreseeable that a number of individuals will visit our campus who do not fall into one of the above categories.  The university’s responsibility to general visitors to campus is to clearly communicate the health and safety guidelines through the university’s web presence, social media, and physical signage.  Disposable face coverings will be available at strategic locations on campus and signs will direct visitors to locations where face coverings and campus safety guidance is available.
  6. Visitors who are observed acting contrary to university health and safety guidelines can be reported to the campus police department and reminded that their presence on campus is subject to campus health and safety rules.
  7. Visitors affiliated with specific research programs must follow the guidelines and checklist for Research-Related Visits to On-Campus Buildings or Facilities.

NOTE: Attendees at any Intercollegiate Athletics events will follow NCAA and conference rules and guidelines.