Events and visitors

All meetings, events, and social gatherings will follow local, state, federal, and CDC guidelines. This includes any meetings, events, or social gatherings hosted or attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni and visitors/guests of the University.

  • All faculty, staff and student (including student organizations) meetings should take place virtually whenever possible. If a meeting must occur in person, it should be limited to 10 people and should occur in a space that allows for adherence to physical distancing guidelines.
  • All events that have not been approved prior to the start of the fall semester, must be requested and subsequently approved through the Campus Reservation System at least three 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 the University and, in part, by the most-recent guidance from local and state officials, regarding the maximum approved gathering size. It’s important to remember that, even when larger gatherings are allowed, adherence to physical distancing guidelines and the use of face coverings is still required.
  • If Philadelphia County is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Yellow or Red Phases:
    • No external group gatherings permitted
  • If Philadelphia County is in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Green Phase:
    • External group gatherings may be permitted but must be approved by University Events and must follow all guidelines set forth in this document.
  • 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 set forth in this document. 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.
  • All visitors (not including prospective students and families) must be registered through the 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 at a designated Visitor Check-In Location upon arrival.
  • If a visitor is sick, he/she must reschedule their visit.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times. And visitors must abide by the health guideline set forth in this document.
  • Visitors must sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting common areas and/or individual offices.
  • 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 temperature checks and other 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.
    • No large group tours will be conducted this fall. We will revisit this policy at a later date.
  • Visitors and guests in residential living
    • Visitors will not be permitted within University residence halls during the first two weeks of the Fall 2020 semester. After that, the guest/visitor policy will be reviewed and updated as needed. If students wish to have parents or family visit, please contact housing@lasalle.edu to make arrangements.