Visitor Guidance

The college welcomes all visitors (including unregistered students) to engage with the campus community. Masks are required indoors at Columbia College Chicago regardless of your vaccination status -- please disregard any signage you may see on campus allowing some individuals to be unmasked.

Student facing visitors (lecturers, artists, models, etc.) should show their host proof of vaccination or test before the start of their session. One-time approved campus visitors (coming to meetings, tours, etc.) do not need to test or show proof of vaccination.

Some events may have additional specific requirements or restrictions. Any questions may be directed to the appropriate Dean or AVP. If necessary, the Dean or AVP can seek additional guidance from their leadership and the Incident Assessment Task Force (IATF).

Contractors issued college campus ID cards are subject to vaccination and testing requirements. Other contractors may have specific requirements or restrictions. Any questions may be directed to the appropriate Dean or AVP.  If necessary, the Dean or AVP can seek additional guidance from their leadership and the IATF. 

Children are permitted on campus as a guest for brief visits while employees are not engaged in work. 

For legal and privacy reasons, Columbia cannot maintain medical information about non-students and non-employees. This includes not having emails where third parties disclose their vaccination status to a person affiliated with Columbia. 

Separate and additional guidance will be issued pertaining to residence hall visitors.

Campus Events
The same aforementioned guidance will be in place for all college events with no limit on capacity. Any non-Columbia visitor attending a college event must follow all college guidelines and protocols.

Private, non-Columbia events hosted on campus, which do not involve any Columbia students or employees, are not subject to COVID-19 vaccination, masking and testing protocols, however, visitors are required to follow city and state guidance.

All outside events held on campus where Columbia students or employees are present must strictly adhere to Columbia COVID protocols. 

If you're part of a Columbia class at an off-site location, you're still required to comply with the college's COVID-19 safety protocols.