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Events and visitors

Last updated: 7/1/2021

Meetings, events, and social gatherings will continue in-person and follow all Health and Safety guidelines outlined in this plan. This includes any meetings, events, or social gatherings hosted or attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni and visitors/guests of the University.
  • Faculty, staff and student (including student organizations) meetings may resume in-person but should continue to take place virtually when appropriate.  If a meeting or event, must occur in-person, it should be held in a space with adequate capacity and should be limited to La Salle faculty, staff and students.  Attendance must be taken at all university-sponsored events, however, pre-event registration is preferred and recommended.  Adequate documentation of event attendance is the responsibility of the event host.
  • Meeting and multipurpose spaces as well as common areas will return to full capacity however, all Health and Safety Guidelines outlined in this plan must be adhered to in these spaces.
  • All events must be requested and subsequently approved through the Campus Reservation System at least four weeks in advance to allow for budget approval and proper facilities scheduling and pre- and post-event cleaning.
  • The size of events will be determined by maximum venue capacity. It’s important to remember that, even if and when larger gatherings are approved, adherence to physical distancing and the use of face coverings may still be required, regardless if being held indoors or outdoors.
  • Whenever possible, visitors to campus should be limited. Virtual opportunities for engagement with the University are encouraged.
  • All campus visitors are expected to abide by the guidelines outlined in this plan. This includes adherence to the following personal health guidelines:
    • Self-monitoring.
    • Respiratory etiquette.
    • Wearing a face covering
    • Personal hygiene.
    • Staying home when sick.
    • Physical distancing.
  • Visitors on official university business (not including prospective students and families)
    • Official visitors and contracted vendors will be limited and must be registered through the On-Campus Visitor Registry by their identified host that is a member of the University community.
    • The host will be responsible for ensuring that the visitor is aware of and accepts the guidelines and expectations before arrival.
    • All pre-registered visitors to campus must check-in with their host upon arrival.
    • Athletic event visitors will follow the spectator and participant guidelines of the Athletics & Recreation Health and Safety Plan.
    • If a visitor is sick, he/she must reschedule their visit.
    • Visitors must abide by all Health and Safety guidelines outlined in this plan.
    • The University has adopted a no-handshaking policy. Please do not be offended, but members of the University community will not be shaking hands during visits.
  • Prospective students and families
    • Prospective students and families who wish to visit campus must be pre-registered or hold an appointment through the Office of Admission. Walk-in visitors are asked to call 215-951-1500, as some same-day visits might be available.
    • All prospective students and accompanying family members will be subject to health and safety protocols upon check-in of their visit or appointment.
    • Class visits will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis and, if approved, will be limited. Virtual class visits, when available, will be permitted.
    • All large group tours must be scheduled in advance through the Office of Admission.
  • Visitors and guests in residential living
    • The Office of Residential Life has implemented a COVID-19 Guest Policy that will be reviewed/evaluated during the first month of the Fall 2021 semester to determine if additional restrictions may be adjusted. Special attention will be paid to community spread of COVID-19. Currently, only residential students can visit other residence halls.
    • At this time, no commuter students or non-affiliates (outside guests) are permitted within the residence halls.
    • Including the host(s), up to 4 students in a residence hall room, up to 6 students in an apartment, and up to 10 students in a townhouse are permitted at a time.
    • As adjustments to the COVID-19 Guest Policy are made, official notice will come directly from the university.
    • Face masks must be worn indoors and social distancing guidelines must be followed when guests* are present inside residential facilities.  * Guests are defined any anyone who is not your assigned roommate.
    • If students wish to have parents or family members visit campus, they may do so in open-air spaces such as the Hansen Quad.  Masking will be required outdoors for those who are unvaccinated.