Visitor Policy

Visitors are permitted on campus. This includes allowing visits from family members and friends, spectators at sporting events, etc. We do strongly encourage any unvaccinated visitors to follow CDC guidance and wear a mask, maintain physical distance, etc. If any visitor begins experiencing any flu-like symptoms, they should depart campus as soon as possible.

Please review some specific exceptions to the visitor policy:

Prospective Students:

Prospective students who wish to attend a full class as part of their campus visit will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This requirement does not apply for standard campus tours, only for an individual who would like to attend class during the visit. Please work through your Admissions Counselor to demonstrate proof of vaccination.

Prospective student-athletes may be permitted to schedule an overnight visit, and if so, they will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. These visits will be approved and coordinated through Athletics, and any prospective student should work through the coach/recruiter to demonstrate proof of vaccination.

Overnight Guests

Overnight guests fall into two categories – those visiting for official purposes and those visiting informally.

Official Purposes:

Overnight guests are permitted for prospective students for official purposes, as determined by Enrollment Management and Athletics. In order to be approved for an overnight visit, the prospective student must provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours of arrival on campus. The prospective student must also provide proof of COVID vaccination.

Informal Visitors:

Guests of Washington College students are currently permitted to stay overnight. We strongly encourage any student who has an overnight guest to request proof of a negative COVID test from their visitor, taken within 24 hours of arrival on campus. Students may also request an at-home test from Health Services to administer to a guest upon arrival. While we continue to restore normal operations, COVID is still a factor and we all have a responsibility to continue to safeguard the health of our community.

This allowance is subject to change, should we experience an uptick in COVID cases on campus.