University of New Haven Visitors Policy & Access to Campus Guidelines

Last Revised: March 24, 2022

The following standards are being continuously reviewed, are subject to change, and will be modified as needed.

Non-University Visitors / Guests

All members from outside the University community must be up-to-date with their COVID vaccination. Individuals not fully vaccinated must be prepared to show proof a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival on campus. Click here to view the University’s defintion for fully vaccinated.

Face Covering Policy

All individuals accessing our campuses are subject to the University's Face Covering Policy that is in place at that time. Anyone coming to campus for any reason should review the Face Covering Policy found here.

Office of Residential Life (ORL)

Guests in the Residence Halls

Guest polices are designed to protect all students in the residence halls. Resident students are permitted to entertain guests, provided all guidelines are observed. Guests are defined as anyone present in a University of New Haven housing unit other than the student(s) assigned. Residents are responsible for the actions of any guest in their housing unit and building, as well as the actions of guests who are not members of the University community anywhere on campus.

Non-University of New Haven guests will not be permitted to stay overnight in the Residence Halls.

Residential students are responsible for reviewing and abiding by the applicable policies found in the Student Handbook. The Student Handbook contains the complete language of the following Residential Life policies:

  • Residential Guest Policy (pages 200-201)
  • Overnight Guest Policy (pages 201-202)
  • Homecoming and Spring Weekends (page 202)
  • Parent/Guardian Visitation (page 202)
  • Guest Sign-In Times (pages 203-204)
  • Guest Policy Violations (page 204)

Student Handbook

Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation (CSELO) and Recognized Student Organizations

Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) will be permitted to have outside vendors contracted for events, by submitting an event registration in EMS that will be reviewed and approved. Restrictions are subject to change.

RSOs holding events should comply with all CSELO rules and regulations for events and University COVID policies, and should use CoVerified to ensure University of New Haven attendees at their events are authorized to be on campus at that time. The guest policy for non-University of New Haven individuals listed above must be followed.

Event Guest Policy

The following guidelines apply to ALL non-RSO events, both indoors and outdoors, including guest speakers for academic programs and classes. Specific requirements for some events may be shared by the event organizers (i.e. Commencement, Homecoming, etc.). Questions regarding guest attendance for specific events should be directed to the event organizer. Please note that the University’s intercollegiate varsity athletics events are governed under separate guidance from the NCAA and/or Northeast-10 Conference. Please see the section of this page under the heading, "Athletics."

  • Events occuring on any University of New Haven campus must be reserved in the Event Management System (EMS).
  • Only the Event Coordinator, as listed in the Event Management System (EMS), or their designee, may invite non-University guests to events.
  • All invited non-University guests must adhered to the guest policy listed on this page.
  • Non-university members attending on-campus events as guests may be restricted if the campus is at an alert level other than Green.
  • Compliance with this policy will be the responsibility of the event’s COVID compliance coordinator or the university member that is requesting a campus visitor.


The University of New Haven Department of Athletics announced a fan policy that was in effect for the 2021 fall sports season and will be in effect for the 2022 winter and spring sport seasons. With the primary goal of keeping those within the University Community safe, UNH will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions during the semester and update the policy should the health and safety of the campus community permit.

Athletics COVID-19 Fan Policy

Beckerman Recreation Center (BREC) and Club Sports

Only University of New Haven students, faculty, and staff are allowed to use the facility during the Spring 2022 semester. All spouse, alumni, and community memberships, including guest passes, are suspended for the Spring 2022 semester. No external events will be hosted. The only individuals who are not members of the University community entering the facility would be those participating in official admissions tours. ChargerREC page on myCharger (login required).

Human Resources - Candidates for Employment

Interviews, meetings, and onboarding for new employees may be conducted through Zoom or in person. If in person, the organizer of the meeting is responsible for ensuring visitors' vaccination status and face covering requirement, if applicable. A representative of the Human Resources team will discuss the University’s COVID-19 requirements prior to the new employee’s start date.


Access to the Library will be restricted to University of New Haven faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students during the Spring 2022 semester. Library page on myCharger (login required).

Conference Services and External Events

External and co-sponsored day conferences and events will resume in Spring 2022, with limited capacity and frequency and in adherence with all applicable policies for visitors to campus. All external groups with no UNH sponsor should contact Conference Services at for all conference and space rental questions.

Facilities (Third Party Partners)

All University of New Haven vendors, contractors, and third-party housing partners will be required to have a COVID-19 plan in place for their respective departments. All parties will be required to display proper credentialing on campus at all times and will adhere to the University COVID-19 policies.

Admission Offices

The Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions will continue to host daily Information Sessions and Campus Tours, Open Houses, Accepted Students Days, Campus Interviews, Group Information Sessions, Drive-Thru Campus Tours, Virtual Information Sessions, Virtual Admissions-related events, and physically distanced walking tours throughout the Spring 2022 semester, in order to remain in compliance with the State of Connecticut COVID-19 guidelines. All campus visits will be scheduled through the University website in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

All visitors to campus are subject to the guest policy listed on this page.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours:

*These visits are by appointment only. All walk-in families will be instructed to take part in our drive-thru campus tour experience.

Drive-Thru Tours:

Drive-thru tours will continue through the Spring 2022 semester but will be limited to weekend hours to limit vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Scheduling Admissions Visits:

Please see Undergraduate Admissions Events or Graduate Admissions Events

Outside Community Members

Community members traversing the campus are expected to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines developed by the University.

  • Faculty and staff shall refrain from inviting guests to drive to campus for the purpose of walking, running or exercising.
  • All athletic fields, basketball courts and tennis courts are closed to outside community members.
  • Food delivery such as GrubHub, Dominos, and UberEats will be allowed, but for outside drop off only.
  • Uber and Lyft drivers will be allowed on campus. However, they will be required to remain in their vehicle at all times.

Media Organizations

The media will be allowed on campus with the approval of the associate vice president of marketing and communications or their designee. Any media that arrive on campus without prior approval will be referred to the Office of Marketing and Communications.