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.

Campus Access

Campus will be open to visitors and the general public beginning with the start of summer term on May 24. Visitors must follow all safety protocols and be prepared to wear a mask should they enter a workspace or area that requires masking.

Building Access: Some buildings will be returned to pre-pandemic access, where buildings were open for specified hours each day. Other campus buildings will remain accessible by Royal Card only.


Indoor masking in all campus buildings is optional for all members of the University community regardless of vaccination status, with the following exceptions:

  • Instructors can continue to require that well-fitted, higher-grade masks or double masks be worn in instructional spaces (e.g. classrooms, laboratories). No explanation is required.
  • Employees and students can require individuals to wear well-fitted, higher-grade masks or double masks in their personal workspaces or residence hall rooms, respectively. No explanation is required.
  • Anyone identified as being a close contact with a known positive case must continue to follow all protocols in the Royals Back together plan , including the requirement for up-to-date vaccinated individuals (fully vaccinated with booster shot if eligible) to wear a mask and maintain social distance until getting a negative PCR test.

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