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Definition of Visitors 

Visitors and guests are individuals who are not full-time or part-time faculty, staff, or students. This includes guest speakers, guests of student organizations, visiting family members and friends, visiting alumni, event attendees, and individuals using campus facilities and spaces.

Current Restrictions

University residence halls are closed to visitors. Only members of the AU community with AU IDs may enter residence halls.

Visitor Policies

Please see the Visitor Protocols for specific requirements for formal visitors, including how to check visitors' proof of vaccination and responsibilities of hosts. 

Vaccination. All guests and visitors to American University, including the AU campus, University owned/managed properties, or at an AU Sponsored event held off-campus, must be fully vaccinated.

Visitors must be prepared to present their vaccination record card or a digital copy upon arrival on the AU campus, at university owned/managed properties, or at AU sponsored events held off-campus.   

Boosters are strongly recommended.

Responsibilities of visitors. All guests/visitors will follow applicable university health and safety guidelines and abide by any additional measures outlined by the event coordinator/host and all posted signage.  

Guests/Visitors must check for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to the AU campus, a university owned/managed property, or an AU sponsored event held off-campus and not come to event if experiencing symptoms.  

All visitors, both formal and informal, must follow AU's health and safety protocols. 

Events & Space Reservations

All in-person events will follow the Spring 2022 Events and Space Reservation Guidelines. Some events may be limited at the start of the semester, with advance approval required from the appropriate unit/department.

Recognized student organizations will work with the Center for Student Involvement to plan select in-person events.

Additional guidelines for catered events and/or events with external guests can be found in the Spring 2022 Events and Space Reservation Guidelines.

Space Reservations

Requests must be submitted through the EMB WebApp. Please see the Events and Space Reservation Guidelines for details.


Priority for in-person meetings will be given to academic research, student-related programs, alumni events, and admissions programming.

Regular faculty/staff business meetings are encouraged to continue online to preserve campus space for student-focused activities.

Recognized student organizations will work with the Center for Student Involvement.

Contact Information

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