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COVID-19 2022 Guest Policy

COVID-19 2022 Guest Policy

The goal of this policy is to prioritize the health and safety of our campus community while finding ways to open campus to the broader community.

As a highly vaccinated community94% of our students and 93% of our employees are vaccinatedwith standing practices and protocols built on trust and our Community Pledge, we have managed to live, learn, and work with the pandemic. 

The campus is open to the public.   

Academic and administrative buildings and spaces will be open (no key card access required) in accordance with their operational hours. Athletic contests and Conservatory performances are open to the public

Student residence halls, houses, and lofts are not open to guests, regardless of the campus’ operational status.   

 Guest Expectations 

When the Lawrence University campus is open, guests will:  

  • Monitor health using the Daily COVID-19 Self-Observation Questionnaire and take symptoms seriously. If you are experiencing symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, please visit Lawrence University at another time.  
  • Get vaccinated.  While not a requirement for visiting the Lawrence campus, guests are reminded that Lawrence is a highly vaccinated community focused on protecting the health of our students, faculty and staff.  We know that vaccinated individuals, particularly those who have received a booster, are less likely to experience severe infections, and strongly encourage guests to be vaccinated prior to coming to campus. 
  • Respect Lawrence’s status as a Mask Friendly campus. Masks can be worn by anyone at any time on our campus but are not universally required. Individuals, faculty, staff, or event organizers may determine their own guidelines for individual spaces, including classrooms, laboratories, residence hall rooms, and performance areas.
  • Practice health and safety protocols like physical distancing where possible and frequent hand washing. 
  • Not enter residence halls, group houses, or lofts. 

Student, Faculty, & Staff Expectations  

When the Lawrence University campus is open to the public, guests do not require a university host.  Students, faculty, and staff planning large events are asked to comply with the following procedures

  • Honor the Pledge
  • Student organizations planning an event that includes a significant number of guests must work through the SEAL office (Student Engagement, Activities, and Leadership).  
  • Employees planning an event that includes a significant number of guests must consult with the Facilities Request Group.  

The Facilities Request Group is charged with making recommendations for all requests to use campus facilities and determining what, if any, reconfigurations, capacity limitations or vaccination requirements are necessary to comply with COVID protocols.   

  • Samir Datta (chair), Vice President for Finance & Administration 
  • Matt Baumler, Executive Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement 
  • Erin Buenzli, Assistant Dean of Wellness Services  
  • Jon Meyer, Director of Campus Services  
  • Kim Falkenhagen, Interim Athletics Director 

Updated June 28, 2022