Royals Back Together

Public and Other Access to Campus

Visitors, guests, contractors or other non-members of the University community must comply with the health and safety measures of the Royals Back Together plan. Individuals refusing to comply may be asked to leave campus by University Police.


Indoors: Masks are required for all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status for students, employees, visitors and guests (e.g. contractors, etc.).

Outdoors: Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks outside. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.

Individuals are free to continue wearing masks at all times should they wish to do so.

Campus Access

The University has established a tiered approach to campus access by the public and others (e.g. contractors) based on the level of community spread present in Lackawanna and surrounding counties as tracked by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Currently, the community spread is substantial or high , therefore, the campus is closed to the general public with the following exceptions:

  • Admissions tours and guests.
  • Parents and family members
  • Spectators at athletic events
  • Invited speakers or guests for meetings and events.
  • Contractors and other campus service providers.
  • Fully vaccinated guests in University residence halls (registration required).

Campus buildings will be accessed by Royal Card only.

The University will announce any changes in community access during the semester.