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Visitor Policy

In an effort to limit campus density and promote health and safety, a number of updates to our campus visitor policy will be implemented effective August 31, 2020. This policy was created to ensure that visitors adhere to campus mitigation measures in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This procedure will remain in effect until further notice.

  • Purchase College facilities and buildings are open only for official college business and are not open to the general public.
  • Students who are studying remotely will be granted access to campus from 8am-8pm daily.
  • Visitors will be permitted access to academic buildings provided they have been invited by a host and preregistered.

Definitions

Visitors are defined as any individual who require essential access to campus facilities and is not an employee (faculty or staff), a currently enrolled student, or a campus resident. Employees of certain vendors, contractors, volunteers, tenants, and other groups are considered visitors.

Campus Host is a college office/department, employee, or registered student organization requiring or inviting a visitor to come on campus.

Remote Student Registration Process and Responsibilities

Remote Students must forward an email to UPD.Visitor.Registration@purchase.edu  regarding a planned trip to campus.The email will generate a link to the college’s Covid-19 Health Screening Tool. The student must complete the campus Health Screening Tool on the date of their visit.The health screening mirrors our daily face to face student and employee screening.

The Tool will instruct students who report experiencing symptoms to contact Student Health Services before coming to campus. Remote Students must park in the W1 Parking Lot and proceed to the CMFT Lobby for check-in. A campus greeter (work-study) will be available at the lobby from 7am-5pm M-F to complete the check in process.

After hours, students should have their confirmation email readily available for inspection by campus staff.

Remote students who visit campus will be required to follow health and safety protocols adopted by the College and as required by federal, state, or local regulations. This includes self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms before coming on campus and completing the college’s health screening survey; complying with the college’s face-covering policy and social distancing requirements; and regular hand-washing and sanitizing while on campus. Remote students will receive campus policies electronically following the completion of the health screening survey.

Visitor Registration Process and Responsibilities

Visitors must be pre-registered by a Campus Host. The Campus Host will be responsible for forwarding an email to UPD.Visitor.Registration@purchase.edu The host will receive a response with instructions to complete the registration process which includes a link to the college’s Covid-19 Health Screening Tool to be provided to each visitor.

Visitors must complete the campus Health Screening Tool the morning of their appointment. The health screening mirrors our daily student and employee screening. The Tool will instruct visitors who report experiencing symptoms to please contact the host to reschedule their appointment.

Visitors must park in the W1 Parking Lot and proceed to the CMFT Lobby for check-in. A campus greeter (work-study) will be available at the lobby from 7am-5pm Monday–Friday to complete the check in process.

Visitors permitted on campus will be required to follow health and safety protocols adopted by the College and as required by federal, state, or local regulations. This includes self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms before coming on campus and completing the college’s health screening survey; complying with the college’s face-covering policy and social distancing requirements; and regular handwashing and sanitizing while on campus. Visitors will receive campus policies electronically following the completion of the health screening survey.

Related Visitor Procedures

Institutions and offices on campus such as the Facilities Management, Neuberger Museum, Chartwells, the Performing Arts Center, and Athletics may in some cases operate with slight variations to this procedure due to specific guidance from associations, insurance companies, and contractual obligations.

Persons who utilize outdoor areas of the campus to jog and bicycle are not considered visitors and are restricted to the roadways and trails on campus only. Residential and Academic areas are strictly off limits and posted no trespassing signs must be adhered to.

Guest are not allowed in student residential spaces.