COVID-19 Information For Visitors

[Last updated: 08/05/21]

Official Campus COVID-19 Website

For the most up-to-date information for students, faculty, staff, and visitors please visit This site is maintained and updated daily by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and serves as the official resource for the campus community.

Visitor Guidelines

The following policies are in place for all visitors to campus. We will update this page if they change, but please visit the COVID-19 website for official campus guidance.

Face coverings

All visitors, faculty, staff and students must wear a face covering in university spaces indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID-19 vaccination/testing

There are no COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirements for visitors. However, visitors from outside the campus community are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they are able to do so. If visitors are unvaccinated, they are welcome to utilize the SHIELD CU testing program.

Limited access in academic buildings

Academic buildings will be monitored through spot checking by Wellness Support Associates (WSAs) during hours when classes are being held. University hosts or venue organizers are expected to escort invited guests and visitors into these buildings. Visitors should consult with the unit, host or venue organizer for gaining entry into these facilities.

Guest speakers in class

Guest speakers from within the campus community should be treated like any other instructor. Guest speakers from outside the campus community should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they are able to do so. If guest speakers are unvaccinated, the expectation is that they have received a recent negative COVID-19 test. They are welcome to utilize the SHIELD CU testing program.

Instructors who invite guest speakers are responsible for communicating these expectations to them. However, instructors should not be collecting any vaccination information or documentation.

Plan Your Visit

Due to limited building access and some staff continuing to work remotely, we strongly encourage visitors to make prior arrangements before coming to campus. We cannot guarantee access to facilities or staff for drop-in visitors. In order to maximize your on-campus experience, please complete the relevant form below and a staff member will follow up with you.