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For the purposes of this policy, the term ‘guest’ refers to any non-DePauw community member who is present on University premises or at a University-sponsored activity. This includes, but is not limited to: family members of DePauw students and employees, prospective students and their families, alumni, academic guests, contractors, visiting athletics teams and staff, athletics officials, and vendors conducting business with the University, including making deliveries to the University. Employee family members are restricted from entering all University-owned buildings. 

Remote students are restricted from all campus property due to not having participated in the COVID-19 student testing policy. 

Guests are required to wear a mask at all times and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from DePauw employees and students. Guests should follow up-to-date DePauw health and safety guidelines, including requirements for mask usage. Guests should review their own symptoms immediately prior to arriving on campus for an in-person meeting. Guests who do not feel well or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms should reschedule their meeting and must not come to campus.


At this time, guests inside University-owned non-residential buildings are restricted to those conducting approved on-campus business. All guests to offices are required to have an appointment with a DePauw employee who is authorized to be on-campus. Guests will not be permitted in buildings outside of their appointment unless accompanied by their employee host. Students’ family members may be allowed to enter University-approved on-campus non-residential buildings on designated and approved dates, but are otherwise restricted. 

Individual supervisors are required to develop and communicate department-specific guidelines in their return-to-work plan for their area, consistent with these requirements and recommendations. 


For the health and safety of our students, guests and employees are restricted from entering any residential buildings. Exceptions may be made for business purposes, including contractors and guests approved through Facilities Management, Admission and Housing and Residence Life. Students’ family members may be allowed to enter University-approved on-campus residences on designated and approved dates such as move-in and move-out; otherwise, students’ family members and friends are restricted from entering University residence halls, living units, or Greek houses


Guests are permitted in outdoor spaces on campus, however, guests are only permitted at outdoor events managed by a University employee after receiving approval from the COVID-19 Task Force Events Pod. Guests in outdoor spaces on the University campus may be asked to leave campus if exhibiting behaviors not in line with University policies. 

These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. (last updated 3.5.21)