Visitor FAQ

What to know before coming to campus

Yes. If you are feeling well and are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, you are welcome to come to campus. However, you must maintain social distancing of 6 feet between individuals. You are required to wear face coverings on campus in most situations when you are near others.

Yes. You are required to wear face coverings on campus in most situations when you are near others. You will need to bring your own face covering when you visit campus.

At this time, off-campus visitors and visitors from other residence halls are not allowed. The following individuals may enter Residential Life facilities and must follow current MU safety guidelines and expectations:

  • A building’s assigned occupants
  • Essential MU employees
  • Approved external service providers (including, but not limited to, delivery services and maintenance contractors)

These restrictions will be reassessed and may be revised in early October. Continued social distancing, use of face coverings and monitoring symptoms with #CampusClear may allow us to ease these restrictions.

  • All entrances will remain open at both Memorial Union and the Student Center.
  • Floors will be marked to maintain a 6-foot distance in restaurant lines and one-way lines in and out of spaces.
  • All dining halls, convenience stores and restaurants will no longer accept cash, but they will take payments via your credit or debit card.
  • Furniture will be spaced out and/or removed in the student unions for social distancing.
  • All drinking fountains will be turned off, but bottle-filling stations will be available.

  • All visitors will need to keep a social distance of 6 feet from other people not in your party at all times and practice proper hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitizer. Visitors also need to bring a face covering for settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • For contact tracing purposes, all visitors must be registered with the Office of Admissions. You will enter this information when registering for your visit.
  • Because of social distancing guidelines, students are allowed ONLY ONE visitor to accompany them on their visit for a total in the group of two. Additional guests will not be permitted in the presentation or on the campus tour. For more information, visit the Mizzou Admissions website.
  • All visitors are asked to self-monitor using the #CampusClear app and run through the Mizzou symptom checklist before coming to campus Please do not come to campus if you are experiencing symptoms, feel unwell and/or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact the Office of Admissions to reschedule your campus tour.

Health and safety

  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between individuals at all times.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in all settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • If your temperature is 100.4°F (38.0°C) or greater, we ask that you remain off campus until your temperature is again within the normal range, unless you are seeking care at appropriate health care facilities.
  • Self-monitor using the #CampusClear app and run through the Mizzou symptom checklist before coming to campus. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions or if you think you have had contact with a person identified as testing positive, do not come to campus.
  • Practice hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Mizzou has also adopted a no-handshake practice. Verbal greetings are preferred substitutes.
  • For more details, refer to the Safety expectations page.

Visitors must monitor their symptoms before coming to campus and can download the #CampusClear app and select the University of Missouri campus when indicated to register the app for use. Visitors who do not have the app can complete a manual screening by having their temperature taken and verbally confirming they do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

The university provides hand sanitizer stations throughout all campus buildings. Visitors will need to bring a face covering for all settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Events and athletics

Mizzou Athletics is working with MU Health Care as well as with the SEC and NCAA on protocols that create as low-risk an environment as possible.

In an effort to ensure the health and well-being of its fans, student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff and students attending 2020 Mizzou home football games, Mizzou Athletics has announced that tailgating will be prohibited in all game-day parking lots and campus spaces.

Tiger fans can find ways to celebrate Mizzou football at home on the #ZouToYou website.


All university-sponsored on-campus events to be restricted to 20 people or fewer

  • An event is any communal gathering on or off campus, outside of a classroom setting, lasting longer than 15 minutes.
  • Events held by outside groups will largely be prohibited.

Event organizers from campus organizations can request special approval for an event with more than 20 attendees by completing the COVID-19 Event Request form. However, an exception will only be granted for events that support MU’s academic mission in which participants are required to adhere to strict social distancing, face covering requirements and specific protocols related to serving food and beverages.