Apr. 17, 2020

Guidelines for Campus Access

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

I hope you have been keeping safe and healthy. I am writing to provide an update on new guidelines for campus access as the College continues with remote teaching and telework and on-site operations remain limited. 

As I am sure you are aware, Governor Ned Lamont issued further modifications to Connecticut’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order late last week, extending social distancing guidelines until May 20. To ensure compliance with the statewide order while also supporting our faculty, staff and students who are on campus, we are issuing the following new guidelines.

First and foremost, if you do not need to be on campus, please do not visit.

Second, we are announcing officially that the campus is closed to visitors, and signs will be posted at campus entries, pathways and building entrances to ensure compliance.

Campus community members (Camel Card holders) who must visit are allowed to do so only for a limited time and with proper authorization and documentation. 

Authorized community members must follow these guidelines:

  • Those intending to visit campus must email in advance via a dedicated account, ccbuildingaccess@conncoll.edu to secure authorization and be prepared to present their Connecticut College identification (Camel Card) at the main entrance to the College. Email requests should include: 
    • when you are coming to campus (date and approximate time) 
    • what building(s) you will need to access 
  • You will be required to check in and check out at the gatehouse via the main entrance to the College.
  • While on campus, please follow social distancing guidelines—remain six feet away from others.
  • If you don’t feel well, stay home; if people in your house don’t feel well, stay home.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, it is recommended that you wear a mask or face covering when in public.
  • Campus access will be limited to Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. This applies to all faculty, staff and students who are not residing on campus or currently in a critical position that requires continuous access, such as Campus Safety, Dining Services, Facilities Management and other authorized personnel.
  • These restrictions do not apply to staff and students who live on campus.

Thank you for your understanding as we all work to maintain a safe and healthy environment for campus residents and those who need to come to campus. I look forward to the time when we are all able to be together again.


Rich Madonna
Vice President for Finance and Administration