Only visitors whose presence on campus for mission-critical purposes will be allowed on the Danforth Campus. Mission-critical visitors include:

  • Admitted students in April
  • Visitors approved for mission-critical research and scholarship activities (for Danforth Campus guidance, see the Visitors for Research page on the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research website)
  • Finalists for faculty and/or leadership positions
  • Families of current students for drop-off or pick-up only
  • Vendors and consultants hired for mission-critical university work
  • Others depending on circumstances and approval

Visitor approval process

Requests to have mission-critical visitors on the Danforth Campus must be submitted to and approved by a member of university leadership prior to the visitor(s) coming to campus. Requests within a school or academic department should be submitted to the appropriate dean, or their designated approver. All other requests should be submitted to the executive vice chancellor or vice chancellor/provost overseeing the unit seeking to host a visitor. Aside from families of current students for drop-off or pick-up only, students and student groups may not have visitors on campus. Questions about visitors associated with move-in should be directed to Residential Life (314-935-5050, If you have a question about to whom a request should be submitted, contact Jessica Cissell (schools and provost’s CFU units) or Richard Payton (all other CFU units).

Daily self-screen required for visitors

Approved, mission-critical visitors who come to campus must follow all health requirements, including wearing a mask, physical distancing and enhanced personal hygiene and hand-washing. Each day that an approved visitor is scheduled to be present on campus, the visitor is required to complete the university’s daily self-screen prior to their arrival. The self-screen tool for visitors is available at Prior to their arrival on campus, the visitor must also attest to their university host via email that they passed the self-screen by forwarding the email containing the result of their self-screen.  If a visitor does not pass the self-screen, they are prohibited from coming onto campus.

Departments must maintain visitor logs

Schools, departments and units that receive approval to have mission-critical visitors on the Danforth Campus must keep a visitor log for contact tracing purposes. This log should include the visitor’s name, contact information, dates and times on campus, building(s) visited, and name of university host.This protocol is subject to change based on the university’s current COVID-19 alert level or other factors.