Vanderbilt University deeply values the neighbors, community partners and visitors who make the campus community so vibrant. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to campus this summer and in the fall.
COVID-19 safety protocols for visitors include:
- Fully vaccinated people—individuals two weeks past their second dose in a two-dose vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks past their single-dose of Johnson & Johnson—no longer need to wear a face mask/covering in any setting on campus, indoors or outdoors, or maintain physical distancing from other fully vaccinated people.
- People who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing from others at all times when indoors—and when outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- The university expects that many members of our campus community will continue to wear face masks/coverings, and the university supports their choice to do so. People who choose to wear masks should not be questioned about them, nor should they be discouraged or prohibited from wearing them.
- Gathering size limits are lifted for outdoor gatherings. Outdoor areas should be used as community gathering spaces whenever possible.
- The university has allowed for increased attendance at indoor gatherings. Indoor gatherings may occur at up to the full capacity of a given indoor space, including work, classroom and research spaces.
- Individually packaged food and drink is allowed at gatherings.
With the exception of campus tours, buildings are not open to the public in the summer, and access to classroom buildings will be limited outside of hours when classes are held. Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows will have access to buildings using their Vanderbilt card or badge.
Indoor campus dining facilities, including Rand and the Commons, will be restricted to those with an active Vanderbilt meal plan.
Spaces such as the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, the Fine Arts Gallery and the Wond’ry are closed to the public until further notice. Information about remote events and resources can be found on the websites associated with these buildings and centers.
The university continues to monitor public health guidance and rely on experts, including the CDC, Metro Public Health, and our leaders at VUMC and the school of nursing, to shape our plans. Any additional changes to protocols for the fall semester will be announced this summer.