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Campus Guests and Events

The University of St. Thomas is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its guests and visitors to campus. These guests will also have important roles to play in safeguarding the health of our community members. As such, the university will require all visitors and guests to campus to follow all university-established protocols while on campus.

All St. Thomas community members (students, faculty and staff) are expected to communicate these expectations to guests before they arrive to campus.

Guests Help Safeguard the Health of the Community

  • Campus Events
  • Before You Come to Campus
  • While on Campus
  • Daily Mass and Access to Chapels
  • Visiting Residence Halls
  • Memberships at Exercise Facilities
  • Campus Events

    In an effort to continue to protect the community, all campus events have been canceled through Aug. 14. This includes all internal and external clients and groups.

    Because of the current level of uncertainty regarding increased space needs for fall classes and other academic activities, St. Thomas has paused all external reservations for the fall 2020 until further notice.

    Events and reservations will continue to follow MDH and CDC guidance on social distancing and room and meeting capacities through the fall. St. Thomas will work with event hosts on options for social distancing events and following MDH guidelines.

    Before You Come to Campus

    St. Thomas requires campus visitors and guests to follow the Health and Safety protocols while on campus. Before coming to campus, please ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Is your temperature 100℉ or higher today?
    2. Have you had or felt like you have had a fever in the last 24 hours?
    3. Do you have a new or worsening cough?
    4. Are you having trouble breathing that cannot be explained by an existing condition, like asthma?
    5. Do you have new or worsening body aches?
    6. Do you have a sore throat, different from your seasonal allergies?
    7. Are you experiencing loss of taste or smell?
    8. Are you experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or nausea?
    9. Have you had close contact with anyone suspected of having or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please stay home.

    While on Campus

    While on campus, guests will be required to wear masks or other face coverings both indoors and outdoors, and use hand sanitizer/wash hands. (Masks may be removed outdoors when away from groups and when social distancing can be maintained.) 

    See more information about our campus Individual Health and Safety Protocols.

    Daily Mass and Access to Chapels

    Daily mass is now available in the St. Thomas chapels, along with streaming of Sunday mass.

    Read more about access to campus chapels and other religious spaces.

    Visiting Residence Halls

    Guests are not allowed in the residence halls.

    After the initial move-in, residents will not be allowed to have guests/outside visitors in their residence halls until further notice. Students are only permitted in their own residence hall.

    Memberships at Exercise Facilities

    Alumni, community and daily guest memberships will not be offered for the fall 2020 semester at either the AARC or McCarthy Gymnasium. Decisions regarding spring 2021 memberships will be made at a later date.

    Campus Events

    Campus Events

    In an effort to continue to protect the community, all campus events have been canceled through Aug. 14. This includes all internal and external clients and groups.

    Because of the current level of uncertainty regarding increased space needs for fall classes and other academic activities, St. Thomas has paused all external reservations for the fall 2020 until further notice.

    Events and reservations will continue to follow MDH and CDC guidance on social distancing and room and meeting capacities through the fall. St. Thomas will work with event hosts on options for social distancing events and following MDH guidelines.

    Before You Come to Campus

    Before You Come to Campus

    St. Thomas requires campus visitors and guests to follow the Health and Safety protocols while on campus. Before coming to campus, please ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Is your temperature 100℉ or higher today?
    2. Have you had or felt like you have had a fever in the last 24 hours?
    3. Do you have a new or worsening cough?
    4. Are you having trouble breathing that cannot be explained by an existing condition, like asthma?
    5. Do you have new or worsening body aches?
    6. Do you have a sore throat, different from your seasonal allergies?
    7. Are you experiencing loss of taste or smell?
    8. Are you experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or nausea?
    9. Have you had close contact with anyone suspected of having or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please stay home.

    While on Campus

    While on Campus

    While on campus, guests will be required to wear masks or other face coverings both indoors and outdoors, and use hand sanitizer/wash hands. (Masks may be removed outdoors when away from groups and when social distancing can be maintained.) 

    See more information about our campus Individual Health and Safety Protocols.

    Daily Mass and Access to Chapels

    Daily Mass and Access to Chapels

    Daily mass is now available in the St. Thomas chapels, along with streaming of Sunday mass.

    Read more about access to campus chapels and other religious spaces.

    Visiting Residence Halls

    Visiting Residence Halls

    Guests are not allowed in the residence halls.

    After the initial move-in, residents will not be allowed to have guests/outside visitors in their residence halls until further notice. Students are only permitted in their own residence hall.

    Memberships at Exercise Facilities

    Memberships at Exercise Facilities

    Alumni, community and daily guest memberships will not be offered for the fall 2020 semester at either the AARC or McCarthy Gymnasium. Decisions regarding spring 2021 memberships will be made at a later date.

    NOTE: All information about Returning to Campus in 2020 comes from the Preparedness Plan document. If you have questions about what you read on this website, please refer to the latest version of that document.