COVID-19 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. We will prioritize access to those guests whose presence directly benefits or enhances the student experience.   

Lawrence University will follow the Stoplight Guide to determine whether its campus will be open to guests and in what capacity. 

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

All guests should follow the expectations outlined below. 


The Campus Community is defined as: 

Students, faculty, staff and those who are contractually affiliated with Lawrence University or the Lawrence Community Music School, including the Board of Trustees. Other volunteer boards and advisory committees (e.g. President’s Advisory Council, Lawrence University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Vikings Athletics Advisory Council, Conservatory Innovation Collective) may be considered part of the campus community so long as they are vaccinated and on campus grounds for business-related activity.   

A Guest is defined as: 

Anyone who is not currently enrolled, employed by or contractually affiliated with Lawrence University or the Lawrence Community Music School. 

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. 
  • Wear masks indoors in the presence of others, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water, or hand sanitizer. 
  • Not enter residence halls, group houses, or lofts. 

Updated August 24, 2021