Vanderbilt University deeply values the neighbors, community partners and visitors who make the campus community so vibrant.
In accordance with recent changes to CDC guidelines, Vanderbilt University has updated its visitor policy after consulting with public health experts. Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, visitors coming to campus must wear a mask indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. Visitors include parents and families coming to campus for orientation, move-in and other activities.
All campus community members and all visitors, including family members and loved ones, will be required to mask during move-in on Aug. 21–22. More detailed information about additional move-in protocols will be shared soon.
Campus academic buildings will continue to be closed to visitors. Invited guests are allowed in buildings with their hosts, and masks are required whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Buildings open to visitors include:
- Student Life Center for campus tours
- Residence halls* (for families and guests of on-campus residents only)
Athletics events will be addressed later.