While the campus is currently only open to Stevens students, faculty or staff who have been approved to work, live and learn on campus and who have followed testing protocols, the university will continue to admit invited guests, vendors, service providers and certain other guests, following specific conditions and protocols outlined below.  

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Stevens has created new procedures and guidelines to help guide and control visitor and guest access to campus.  

Visitors & Guests

In order to promote a safer, healthier and less dense campus environment, access to the Stevens campus and leased properties will be strictly limited and only faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors who have been approved may come to campus. Students who are taking classes 100% remotely and faculty and staff who are teaching or working 100% remotely may not come to campus without permission.

The University recognizes that there is a need for visitors (including Stevens’ employees and students) to come to campus occasionally to conduct essential business that cannot be conducted remotely and for prospective students and their families to tour the campus as part of their college selection process. 

We ask faculty and staff members to carefully consider the need for in-person meetings and only invite visitors with a legitimate business purpose. To help de-densify the campus and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please do not invite friends, family members or other visitors to campus whose presence is not required or essential at this time. Visitors who are unable or unwilling to follow Stevens’ required health and safety precautions are asked to refrain from visiting in person and may access the campus and our faculty, staff and students remotely. 

Short-Term Visitors

A short-term visitor is an individual who visits the campus for up to 4 hours in one day and not more than once per week to conduct essential business. 

In addition to external, non-Stevens visitors, Stevens faculty, staff and students may request access to campus as short-term visitors. Individuals visiting more often or for a longer period of time each day are considered long-term visitors (see requirements below) and must be tested for COVID-19 before coming to campus. Please note:

  • A faculty or staff member must request permission for a short-term visitor for a particular date, time and location.
  • If a faculty or staff member wants to request permission for their own short-term visit to campus, they must use this approval process and register as a short-term visitor.  Visitors are only allowed to visit the approved location and only during the approved time period. 
  • Students, including student employees, do not have the authority to and may not request permission for individuals to visit.

Long-Term Visitor

A long-term visitor is an individual who visits the campus for more than 4 hours per day or more than once per week to conduct essential business. 

Employees and students do not qualify as long-term visitors and must be receive permission to come to campus through their supervisor and Human Resources or as a short-term visitor (see requirements above). Please note:

  • A faculty or staff member must request permission for a long-term visitor for a particular date, time and location. 
  • Long-term visitors are only allowed to visit the approved location and only during the approved time period. 
  • Long-term visitors will be required to be tested for COVID-19 no more than five days before coming to campus and depending on length of stay, may be required to be tested weekly. 
  • Long-term visitors are responsible for arranging and paying for their own COVID-19 testing. 
  • Students, including student employees, do not have the authority to and may not request permission for individuals to visit.

How to Request Permission for a Short-Term or Long-Term Visitor to Visit Campus

A faculty or staff member must submit an online form at least 24 hours prior to the planned visit and provide all required contact information for each visitor.  Request for long-term visitors should be submitted at least one week in advance of their planned arrival since COVID-19 testing will be required.  You must use your Stevens credentials to access, complete and submit the on-line form available here

When the form is submitted and reviewed, an email will be sent to each visitor granting permission for the visit and providing information regarding the health and safety precautions that must be taken before, during and after the visit. Long-term visitors will receive an email that provides information on COVID-19 testing requirements and additional steps that will be required to receive permission to come to campus. The employee requesting permission for the visitor and their supervisor will also receive a copy of the email sent to the visitor.  The visitor will be required to have this email available throughout their visit.

Admissions Visitors

While most undergraduate and graduate recruitment activities will continue to be offered virtually throughout the fall semester, as part of our phased reopening plan, Stevens may  provide in-person, socially distanced outdoor tours of the campus. 

Undergraduate Admissions Visitors

Prospective undergraduate students and families will be notified when in-person tours will begin and will be required to register through the Undergraduate Admissions Campus Visit portal.

Each registered visitor will receive an email granting permission to visit the campus for specific date, time and location and must bring this email with them. Visitors will also receive detailed information about the required health and safety precautions that must be taken before, during and after their visit.  To promote social distancing, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions cannot accommodate walk-in visitors or those without a reservation.

Graduate Admissions Visitors

All prospective students who wish to visit campus must make arrangements through Graduate Admissions by emailing [email protected]. Walk-in visitors or those without a reservation or appointment will not be accommodated.

Visitors to the Officeof Graduate Admissions will receive an email granting permission to visit the campus including information about each visitor and guidance from Stevens regarding health and safety precautions.

Visiting Athletic Teams

Stevens will follow all NCAA guidelines regarding visiting athletic teams. See Varsity Athletics for more on NCAA guidelines for varsity athletes.

Alumni Visitors

Alumni who have a need to visit the Stevens campus must receive written permission from a Stevens’ faculty or staff member to enter the Stevens campus grounds, buildings and interior spaces, including Stevens leased properties. (However the Library is open only to Stevens students, faculty and staff at this time.)

Alumni who have been granted permission to visit Stevens will receive an email from a faculty or staff member indicating visitor information and guidance from Stevens regarding health and safety precautions that must be taken during the visit.

Vendors, Contractors, Service Professionals

Prior to accessing campus grounds, buildings, and interior spaces, including Stevens leased properties, all approved vendors and contractors must be able to present valid photo ID and evidence they have been authorized to enter campus by completing the necessary vendor certification regarding health and safety matters. All vendors, contractors and service professionals must complete and submit the Campus Vendor COVID-19 Acknowledgment prior to entering campus. 

All vendors, contractors, service professionals and delivery services must also comply with any temperature and other monitoring implemented, and will not be permitted to enter the campus if determined to have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater.

For more information, please contact the Office of Procurement at [email protected]

Questions

If you have questions about the visitor process or requirements, please contact the Office of University Events at 201.216.5111 or email [email protected].

Stevens is committed to promoting a safe, healthy and flexible university and campus environment. Accordingly, due to various uncertainties generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is subject to change and Stevens reserves the right to modify its programming, services and facilities as part of its ongoing efforts to maintain its educational activities and support the well-being of all members of the Stevens community.