Visiting SAIC

Visitors to Academic Buildings

  • All campus visitors must present proof of being fully vaccinated to enter campus (two weeks beyond the completion of their one- or two-shot series).
  • No food or beverages may be consumed at campus events; attendees must remain masked at all times.
  • On-campus events have returned to their pre-pandemic capacity limitations.
  • 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.
  • Masks are still required in all public spaces in the residence halls (lobby, hallways, lounges, etc.). Masking is optional in individual rooms. Residents must have verbal permission from their roommate(s) before a visitor or overnight guest is allowed to be in the room without masks. 
  • 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. All residents must be masked whenever they are outside of their own room and/or if people other than their roommate(s) are in their room. 
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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. Visitors to SAIC Galleries are required to show either proof of vaccination or negative test results from a COVID-19 test professionally administered within the last 72 hours.
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Campus Tours

  • Tour guides should instruct visitors that they are required to wear face coverings regardless of their vaccination status. Masks will be available at the security desk in any campus building.
  • 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. Visitors to GSFC are required to show proof of vaccination. Negative test results in lieu of proof of vaccination will not be accepted.