Visiting SAIC

Visitors to Academic Buildings

  • The COVID-19 primary vaccination series is required for all students, faculty, staff (including Central Administration staff), visitors, and contract staff who will be on campus. 
  • Event capacity limits that were implemented due to COVID-19, including restrictions on the number of community members and external visitors, are lifted.
  • Students, faculty, and staff may sign in up to three visitors at one time in all academic buildings. Students and employees must escort their visitor(s) at all times. Hosts are responsible for the conduct of their visitors. Prior to their arrival on campus, hosts should inform their visitors that they will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Masks will be available at the security desk in all buildings.
  • Visitors are prohibited when the building is closed.
  • Alums have access to campus buildings during normal business hours and no longer need to be signed in as guests. 

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Visitors to Residence Halls 

  • Students living in the residence halls may sign in up to three visitors at one time in the residence halls. Residents must escort their visitor(s) at all times. Students living in the residence halls will be allowed to check in overnight guests. Residents must have verbal permission from their roommate(s) before a visitor or overnight guest is allowed in their room.
  • Any current SAIC on-campus resident may use their ARTICard to scan in at Jones Hall or the 162 Residences. As always, only Buckingham residents may access that building. Face masks are optional in residence halls.

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Visitors to SAIC Galleries

  • SAIC Galleries has returned to its pre-pandemic capacity limitations—no limit to the number of non-SAIC community members allowed—and visits no longer require reservations.
  • Face masks are optional in the SAIC Galleries.

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Campus Tours

  • Tour groups may include people from more than one family but not more than 10 visitors in total.
  • Departments scheduling tours must collect and retain clear records and contact information of all tour participants should contact tracing prove necessary.

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Visitors to the Gene Siskel Film Center

  • The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) has returned to its pre-pandemic capacity limitations. 
  • Face masks are optional in GSFC.