Limited Campus Visits

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our campus community, university administrators are also focused on reopening elements of regular operations where and when appropriate. Given that our two most recent campus surveillance tests (held on February 2 and February 9) both resulted in zero positive cases, and considering the overall trends in the city and state’s positivity rates, which are falling rapidly, we will begin to allow limited campus visits for prospective students beginning this month.

Please be assured that the university has established appropriate health protocols for these visits. These measures include:

  • Limiting tours to small groups of no more than seven individuals (including students and their families) at any one time
  • Strict adherence to all university health protocols, including face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing
  • Strict adherence to the city of Chicago’s emergency travel order including documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days before coming to campus
  • Limiting the number of locations on campus that tours are allowed to access
  • Limiting tours to only three categories of potential students, presently including:
    • Prospective undergraduate students
    • Prospective law students
    • Prospective student-athletes

We will continue to monitor the trends in positivity rates across our campus, city, and state, and will make adjustments and future determinations based first and foremost on evidence and on what is in the best interest of our current students and their well-being. Thank you, and we look forward to continuing to reopen campus operations to the extent possible.


Peter Kilpatrick
Peter Kilpatrick
Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology