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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 open to visitors. 

Visitor Policies

AU recommends that all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors who come to campus for any reason, enter university-operated facilities, or participate in university-sponsored activities be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19. 

Responsibilities of AU hosts. AU hosts must be present throughout the event, meeting, or class.

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.  

Events & Space Reservations

AU has full-capacity attendance for events in Bender Arena and our performing arts spaces, with masks optional for most events. The university reserves the right to designate any location or activity as requiring face masks under certain circumstances or as conditions change.

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.

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