Visitor Information

Requirements for Campus Visitors

All campus visitors must follow campus COVID-19 mitigation requirements:

  • Do not come onto campus or enter any University facilities or physical spaces if you feel unwell or have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

  • For volunteers, complete the Daily Symptom Survey and be prepared to show proof of clearance prior to entering UCSC facilities and physical spaces.

  • For visitors other than volunteers, completing the Daily Symptom Survey is recommended prior to entering UCSC facilities and physical spaces.

  • Face coverings are recommended for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Campus visitors who do not comply with policies will not be permitted to access the facility and will be asked to leave.

Casual visitors, who are individuals without specific meetings or appointments, have no requirements beyond the recommendation to wear face coverings in all shared indoor spaces.

Visitors from outside California should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel guidance. Additionally, individuals who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations must also:

  • Obtain and have accessible a record of a negative COVID-19 test 1-3 days prior to travel.

  • Self-quarantine for 5 days upon arrival.

  • Obtain and have accessible a record of a negative COVID-19 test result 3-5 days after arrival.

  • If a COVID-19 test is positive, the visit should be canceled or postponed before the visitor arrives on campus, or as soon as the result is received.

  • Read frequently asked questions about symptom checks for visitors.

      • Questionnaire results will be used for limited purposes, e.g., only be used for COVID-19 exposure contact tracing notification or for workers’ compensation claims. Questionnaire responses will be stored in a secure, HIPAA compliant application and purged after 60 days.


For more information regarding COVID-19 Visitors and Events Protocols, please visit the UCSC Slug Strong site here.


last updated May 16, 2022