Covid-19 Safety Protocols


Covid-19 Visit Protocols

Covid-19 Safety Protocols Visit


Guest Protocols for In-person Campus Tour and Programs

  • Access to buildings may change or vary slightly as needed, but most tours will enter the Hamel Recreation Center, the Memorial Union Building (student center), Dimond Library, and an academic building.
  • As a safety precaution to minimize the risk of exposure to our community, visitors from outside UNH are not permitted in residence halls. The outside of a hall only will be shown on tour.
  • All those registered for the tour, must measure their temperature on the tour date prior to arriving on campus.
  • Temperature readings of 100.0F or greater, will require you and your guests to cancel your scheduled visit.
  • Please call our office at (603) 862-1360 to cancel.
  • You may reschedule your visit once symptoms subside and if you can respond ‘no’ to all the health screening questions.
  • Water bottle because refreshments will not be available.
  • Dress accordingly for the weather and bring an umbrella or raincoat if needed.
  • A mask that covers your mouth and nose to wear while inside buildings for your tour.
  • Tours are offered rain or shine. Please check the weather prior to your arrival and plan accordingly. We will do our best to seek cover during the tour. However, it is best to be prepared as most of the tour will be outdoors and uncovered.
  • Tours will not be offered if the University curtails (cancels) operations. We suggest calling the UNH Storm Line at (603) 862-0000 to verify the University is open should weather conditions be questionable. We will contact all those registered for tours by email and text should the University curtail operations.
  • Registrants cannot bring more guests than the number they indicated when registering for the tour.
  • We will not be able to accommodate additional visitors or walk-ins if the tour capacity has been reached. Visitors will be encouraged to do a self-guided walking tour instead. 
  • All visitors will be asked to answer a short health screening during check-in. If you answer affirmatively to any of the screening questions, you cannot participate in the campus tour program as your participation may put others at risk.
  • Admissions Tour Guides will be equipped with a microphone and speaker to ensure they are audible while on tour.
  • UNH employees and visitors will always wear a mask while inside buildings.
  • UNH faculty, staff, and students are tested regularly for COVID and must have a negative test result to be on campus.
  • Should the Admissions Office have any suspected exposure, we will close our office temporarily for a deep cleaning prior to reopening. Any tours scheduled for that day will be cancelled. 
  • Mask covering mouth and nose are required to be worn by everyone (including visitors, students, staff and faculty) while in public indoor spaces. 
  • Public indoor spaces include classrooms, hallways, restrooms, entries and exits to buildings, shared elevators, laboratories, meeting rooms and congested spaces. 
  • There is no mask requirement outdoors, however, we highly recommend unvaccinated people wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities (such as the tour) where there is sustained close contact with others.
  • We encourage visitors, staff and students to wash their hands frequently or sanitize them.

Visitors will be asked to attest (acknowledge or certify) the following. Those who respond ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, will be asked to reschedule their visit and not walk around campus:

  • In the last 14 days, have you: 
    • been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
    • had a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or above or felt feverish in the last 72 hours (3 days)?
    • tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days? 
  • Have you experienced:
    • new respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
    • new muscle aches or chills?
    • new change in your sense of taste or smell?
    • any of the following: nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue?
  • Yes, all events hosted by the admissions office will:
    • Require masks covering mouth and nose while indoors, including in the dining hall (except when eating or drinking)
    • Highly encourage those unvaccinated especially, to wear a mask in outdoor settings where sustained close contact with others is inevitable.
    • For large programs such as the Open House and Saturday tours, we strongly recommend visitors be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test within 72 hours before visiting campus. Vaccination cards and test results will not be checked. We trust visitors will do due dilligence to ensure they can safely visit. 
    • Ask visitors to reschedule their visit and depart campus if they are experiencing symptoms outlined in the health screening questions referenced above.
    • Unless specified, all events will have a maximum of 2 guests per registrant.
  • Preventative measures to minimize the risk of exposure are in place, however, by registering for our in-person visits, registrants and their guests accept the risk and release the university from liability.
  • By visiting campus, even if not associated with an event registration, visitors are assuming the risk of exposure.
  • Current university policy requires mask use while indoors regardless of vaccination status. Those unwilling to comply will be asked to not participate in the event in question.
  • Options that do not require a mask include:  
    • Virtual session
    • Self-guided tour of campus
    • Driving tour of campus
    • Utilize our website to learn more about UNH
    • Engage with us on social media