Skip to Content

Campus Visitor Policy

We value our neighbors, community partners, and visitors that make our campus so vibrant. We have, however, made the difficult decision to limit the presence of visitors on campus as part of our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Who is Considered a Visitor?

Any individual not registered as a student, employed by TLU or employed as a contractor or approved vendor is considered a visitor. Visitors include, but are not limited to, non-registered students, parents, guardians, siblings, friends, alumni, donors, spouses, children, guest speakers, TLU-approved event participants, city and county officials, and community members. See Protocols for Campus Visitors below.

Campus Visitor Acknowledgement Form

All campus visitors are required to read and sign the Campus Visitor Acknowledgement form.

Sign the Campus Visitor Acknowledgement form

Protocols for Campus Visitors

Visitors to the Office of Admissions

Prospective first-year, transfer, and graduate students: Beginning September 14, prospective students will be invited to visit campus for a standard visit. A standard visit to campus includes an information session with an admissions representative and a campus tour. These personalized visit offerings may be included in the future depending on the public health environment and university policies. Since access to campus buildings and facilities is limited to university students, faculty, and staff, we encourage prospective students to explore the online resources offered by the Admissions office at tlu.edu/virtual.

Job Candidates

Prospective faculty and staff: Faculty and staff activities and interviews should be conducted remotely via video or teleconferencing tools such as RingCentral or Zoom. In some cases, in-person activities and interviews may be conducted with the approval of Sarah Ferguson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the appropriate VP for the area/department. All in-person faculty and staff interviewing activities must be conducted consistent with the university’s COVID-19 policies and protocols and coordinated with the Director for Human Resources.

Other Campus Visitors and Guests

Invited speakers or performers: Events (guest lectures, concerts, performances, etc.) featuring invited speakers or performers should be canceled, postponed, or conducted remotely (live-streamed or asynchronously).

Public officials, alumni, donors, and friends of the University: Individuals seeking to meet with university officials should contact the Office of the President (Susan Rinn, Assistant to the President) or Renee Rehfeld, VP for Development and Alumni Relations, to discuss arrangements. Such visits must be approved by the President and the VP for Development and Alumni Relations and comply with University COVID-19 policies and protocols.

Safety inspectors and other regulatory or enforcement agencies: To the extent possible, individuals seeking to come to campus to meet with university officials should contact Kirk Herbold, Director for Facilities, prior to arrival to ensure appropriate staff members are notified and safety guidance is provided.

Suppliers, contractors, and vendors: TLU-approved suppliers, contractors, and vendors must submit the Supplier Return to Campus Acknowledgement Form prior to being granted permission to be on campus, and comply with University COVID-19 policies and protocols (#CampusClear daily screening, face covering policy, and social distancing policy) while on campus.

Recruiters and employers: All recruiting events sponsored by the Career Services will be conducted virtually this fall.

Family members (including minor children) of students, faculty, and staff: To limit the number of people present in campus buildings, we are discouraging students, faculty, and staff from bringing family members (including children) to campus unless there is no other option. The Dean of Students Office may grant exceptions when necessary for the health/safety of a student. Students are allowed to have two helpers (16 or older) with them to assist with move-in on August 21.

Residence Halls: Students must refer to Residence Life policies and procedures related to visitors in the residence halls.

Athletics practices: Visitors are not allowed to attend team practices.

Athletic recruits: Please see above guidance for prospective first-year, transfer, and graduate students.

Krost Fitness Trail: The Krost Fitness Trail remains open to the public with social distancing protocols recommended.

Access to Campus Buildings for Visitors

  • Campus buildings will not be open to the general public; administrative and lab buildings’ exterior doors will be locked, and access to classroom buildings will be limited outside of hours when classes are held. TLU faculty, staff, and students will have access to buildings using their TLU ID card.
  • Campus dining facilities (Hein Dining Hall, Lucky’s Snack Bar, and Tschoepe Café) are restricted to TLU faculty, staff, and students.
  • All campus buildings and facilities are closed to visitors except for the Alumni Student Center (ASC) and Beck Center.
  • The Alumni Student Center (ASC) is open for visitors to go to the Bookstore or ask for assistance at the Information Center (Bubble). Visitors who aren’t sure where to go on campus need to go to the Information Center and complete the Campus Visitor Acknowledgement Form.