Visitors and Events
We are happy to welcome visitors to campus! Visitors to Drexel campus facilities should comply with Drexel’s public health policies and procedures. All visitors must be fully vaccinated, obtain a Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass and show proof of vaccination which matches personal identification before they are allowed to participate in Drexel activities or enter campus buildings. This applies to anyone who is not a student or employee (anyone without a current Drexel email address) who will be entering any Drexel building or attending a Drexel indoor event on any campus inside any Drexel owned, leased or controlled building. Note: Drexel is not currently accepting alternatives to the Visitor Health Checker Pass (e.g., medical or religious exemptions or negative COVID tests).
Reminders for visitors
- Visitors should not physically come to campus if they feel ill, have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, or if they are not fully vaccinated.
- Visitors should obtain a Drexel Visitors Pass up to 24 hours before coming to campus and bring proof of vaccination and personal ID. A clear, legible digital photo of a vaccination card is acceptable.
- All visitors must wear a well-fitting face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks with valves are not permitted.
- Face coverings are strongly recommended outdoors when not able to socially distance.
- Only those who are eligible to be fully vaccinated (for example, people over the age of 5), and have done so, should come to campus at this time.
Visitors to the Admissions Visit Center
Please visit the Drexel Admissions Visit Center page for additional information.
Effective immediately, no eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events. Off-campus events hosted by Drexel University must follow the same guidance as outlined for on-campus events. Please see additional updates below.
Drexel events with less than 100 planned guests, on and off campus, are currently permitted without requiring specific approval from the Return Oversight Committee. Events can include Drexel students, employees and outside guests considered to be visitors to campus. Maximum occupancy is limited to the host program’s ability to successfully adhere to all University COVID-19 protocols. Event hosts should work with Event Services for reservations and setups.
- Events over 100 guests: Faculty and professional staff, if you are planning an indoor event with over 100 planned guests in single, given space on any campus inside any Drexel owned, leased or controlled building, please contact email@example.com with event details. Students, please continue to work with Student Life.
- No eating or drinking at indoor events: No food or beverage is permitted to be served or consumed at indoor events. Prepackaged, individual takeaways are permitted for guests to take home at the conclusion of an event.
- Vaccination guidelines: If your event includes visitors, all visitors must be fully vaccinated, obtain a Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass and show their vaccination card and personal ID before they are allowed to participate in Drexel activities or enter campus buildings.
- Checking the visitor pass: It is the responsibility of the Drexel event host to ensure that all visitors (no exceptions) show their Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass, vaccination card and personal ID at the event. A legible digital picture of the card that matches a personal ID will be accepted.
- Attendee lists: Accurate attendee lists must be kept before and after events.
- Off-campus events: Off-campus events hosted by Drexel University must follow the same guidance as outlined for on-campus events, which includes no indoor eating and drinking. In addition, please follow the specific health and safety guidelines of the venue or location. Drexel hosts may choose to use the Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass at off-campus events.
When planning events, always prioritize risk reduction practices:
- Outdoor events are always preferable, weather permitting.
- At outdoor events, prioritize grab-and-go or boxed food and beverage over buffets and ensure that any food and beverage at an event is served responsibly
- When indoors, face coverings must be worn at all times.
- Allow for distance when planning indoor events. Consider structuring events so that attendees who prefer physically distanced seating have that option.
- Choose well ventilated area/s.
- Ensure hand sanitizer is available.
- In communication with event attendees prior to the event, hosts should ensure that everyone is informed about health guidelines for visitorsand uses the Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass.
Guidelines may be modified and further specified over time, as changes during the COVID-19 pandemic require. Drexel's event guidelines take into account the COVID-19 health and safety requirements issued by federal, state, and local public health authorities, as well as by Drexel University medical and public health experts.
Thank you for complying with these procedures to keep you, your contacts, and our whole campus community safe. If you have further questions, your Drexel University contact will be able to help answer them.
Updated January 3, 2021