Claremont McKenna College

Visitor Policy

Vaccinations are the most important tool to help protect the community against the spread of COVID-19.  Accordingly, all on-campus visitors over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated. At their discretion, CMC staff may require proof of vaccination (in advance of the visit and/or while on campus). Visitors must follow all College health and safety protocols, which will be fully explained to the visitor by the member or department of the CMC community who invited the visitor (the “Campus Host”). The Campus Host will also ensure that the visitor remains in full compliance with all relevant policies.

Beyond this vaccination requirement, visitors who (i) will be on campus overnight, (ii) plan to be on campus more than two consecutive days, (iii) arrive from an international location, or (iv) will be in prolonged or significant contact with CMC community members as determined by their Campus Host (particularly if dining on campus) must submit proof of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival to campus.

Masks are no longer required, but remain strongly encouraged, in indoor spaces at CMC, except for in indoor classrooms.  We will continue to consult with the other undergraduate colleges on masking in indoor classroom settings, and we will announce any change in policy as soon as possible. While masks are no longer required in Collins Dining Hall, please be mindful that the other colleges in the consortium set their own policies on masking—including in their respective dining halls—and it is important to respect those requirements when visiting the other campuses.

Though not required, mask wearing is strongly recommended, especially in settings with unvaccinated people, and the College will unequivocally support personal decisions in choosing whether to wear a mask indoors. Masking has consistently proven effective at preventing transmission and thus remains strongly encouraged, even if universal indoor masking is no longer required.

Visitors must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival and may not come to campus if symptomatic or otherwise sick. If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of coming to campus, the visitor agrees to promptly notify CMC’s on-campus health clinic (909-607-2301 or as well as participate in contact tracing.

CMC Vice Presidents have overall responsibility for approving visits and overseeing visitor compliance with protocols within their areas of responsibility. CMC Vice Presidents may also, in consultation with the COVID Compliance Committee, make exceptions to the vaccination requirement for visitors (such as when a short-term visitor will remain outside and masked at all times).

This policy may be amended from time to time to respond to changing health conditions or governmental regulations.