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Visiting Campus

In order to maintain a healthy and safe campus, all community members must first receive permission before visiting the physical campus. This page provides additional information to individuals seeking access. Those approved to be on campus must also complete access requirements and comply with safe on-campus behavior

Approval to visit campus regularly to teach, work, or study

All faculty teaching in-person or hybrid courses, as well as students enrolled in these classes and living on campus, receive detailed instructions on the health and safety requirements they need to fulfill to maintain their campus access. More information is available here.

Staff who would like to be granted permission to work on campus must coordinate with their supervisor to complete the Return to On-Campus Work Approval Process.

Faculty who wish to request access to their campus office during the Spring 2021 semester to teach Spring classes or to prepare course materials should complete this form.

Faculty, Staff, and Students Conducting Research should review this guidance.

Student workers need to work with their supervisors to gain approval to be on campus.

Students participating in University-recognized Applied Learning Experiences including Internships, Cooperative Education, Research Experiences, and Service-Learning & Community Engagement activities must complete an ALEET Exception Request Form.

One-Time Visitors 

One-time visitors to our campus who will attend in-person events or activities must comply with the following safety requirements:

1. You must have a UMBC faculty or staff sponsor who will be responsible for seeking access approval, coordinating your visit, and accompanying you while on campus. Your sponsor must limit your access to campus to the location of your in-person event.

2. You must have a negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving on campus. Inform your sponsor of your results and do not come to campus within 10 days of a positive test or if you have symptoms.

3. You must wear a mask and practice distancing at times while indoors and, wear a mask outdoors if distancing is not possible.

Currently, vaccination cannot substitute for these safety requirements.

Students who need to come to campus for a one-time visit should email a request to

Faculty and staff should obtain permission from their Department Chair or Supervisor to visit campus. They should then contact their Building Schedule Coordinator to get approval for and schedule building access.

Staff volunteers not already approved to be on campus may assist with on-campus COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinics. Volunteers must have approval from their supervisors to be on campus for the day(s) they will be volunteering.  Volunteers also need to be tested 48 hours prior to their volunteer date to ensure they receive results prior to arriving on campus.  They should then submit results using this form.

Off-campus partners who need to visit campus to conduct essential university business should work with their on-campus sponsor/partner to complete this form.

Community members wishing to hold an event on campus should review these step by step instructions to request an event exception.

If you have questions regarding one-time visits please contact Deputy Chief of Police, Bruce Perry at (443) 677-2195, or Lieutenant Derrick Johns at (410) 207-0850.