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Requirements for Visitors

Guidance, Definitions, and Scope

These requirements govern MassArt campus visitors during Fall 2021, guided by the following principles:

  • The health and safety of the MassArt community is the college’s top priority.
  • The health and safety of the MassArt community is enhanced by reducing the number of people on campus.
  • The College follows all health and safety protocols required by federal, state, and local regulations.
  • People wishing to visit the MassArt campus are required to adhere to new protocols in place to keep everyone safe.

Visitor is defined as any individual seeking to enter MassArt property who is not an employee (faculty or staff), a currently enrolled student, or someone who lives in an on-campus residence. The following categories of visitors are permitted on MassArt property provided they have been invited by a host and approved as provided in Safety Protocols for Visitors:

  • Visiting Artists/Visiting Lecturers
  • Contractors
  • Vendors and suppliers of goods and services to be delivered to or performed on campus
  • Resident students from partner institutions
  • Prospective students
  • Other visitors, on official college business, as approved by the relevant Dean or Vice President

Host is defined as a MassArt office/department, employee, student, or registered student organization requiring or inviting a visitor to come to campus.


These requirements apply to all visitors to property owned or leased by MassArt. These requirements are meant to supplement — not replace — any federal, state, and local health and safety regulations with which MassArt must comply.

phased reopening

MassArt’s campus spaces, facilities, and buildings are open only for official college business and are not open to the general public until Phase 3 of MassArt's Phased Reopening. This includes the Morton R. Godine Library, and all dining facilities. 

The lone exception is the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), which reopened to the public on October 9, 2021 and for which advance registration is required. The museum is physically separate from and does not provide access to the academic campus.

Personal visitors, including family members and friends of students or employees are not allowed into campus buildings. Personal visitors are allowed into MassArt Residence Hall building lobbies only as permitted in the housing guidelines which specifically prohibit overnight non-residents or guests.