Campus Visit Safety Protocols During COVID-19

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are excited to welcome individual visitors to campus this summer! 

We want to assure all campus visitors that we have developed protocols to keep all our guests and staff safe following guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Please read through our guidelines below.

Our admission staff is committed to helping our prospective students and their families realize the tremendous quality of our academic and co-curricular programs, supportive campus environments, and return on investment. We look forward to welcoming you to our campuses!

Will I need to wear a face mask during my visit to CSB/SJU?

Yes. Campus visitors and admission staff members will be required  to wear a mask on campus tours and in common areas such as lobbies and elevators. The only exception to this requirement would be when touring outdoors OR when in a room with at least six feet of distance from any other person.

PLEASE NOTE: While we strongly encourage campus visitors to provide their own face covering/mask, we will have a limited amount of disposable masks available.

Will hand washing and sanitation stations be available?

Yes. Hand sanitation stations will be positioned at the entrances of Schoenecker Commons and the Quad, as well as numerous other areas throughout both campuses. Rest rooms will also be available in the admission offices and other pre-approved spots on the campus tour.

Will all campus buildings and areas be accessible?

No. In order to maintain the safety and health of the campus community and to avoid areas being prepared for the return of our students in fall, not all buildings will be accessible. Guided campus tours of some campus buildings and the outdoor areas on campus will occur.   

Can I stop by for a visit anytime?

Unfortunately, no. In order to meet the guidelines set by the governor's office, no more than 10 individuals can be on campus for visits at any given time. Therefore, a limited number of individual visit appointments will be scheduled in advance to maintain social distancing expectations and allow for proper cleaning and santizing for meeting rooms and other common areas.

Will I be able to meet with coaches or professors during my visit?

Possibly! While coaches and professors aren't regularly on campus during the summer months, if you schedule your visit far enough in advance we might be able to arrange it. We will also make sure that all appointments are done in open areas that allow for proper social distancing.

If I haven't been feeling well, should I reschedule my visit? 

Yes, please! As with all events and outings these days, if you have been exposed to someone with a diagnosed case of COVID-19, are running a fever, or just plain not feeling like yourself, please stay home and rest. We will work with you to reschedule a visit in the near future when you're healthy.