Visitors & Events

The University at Albany’s visitors and events protocol adheres to current New York State guidance on events and gatherings.

Masks & Physical Distancing  

Masks are strongly recommended in all places on UAlbany’s campuses, including the Campus Center and most other common meeting areas, with some limited exceptions where they are requiredReview UAlbany's mask rules for additional information.

Whenever possible, individuals should physically distance. 

Hosts must include this information in event-related communications, including on the event’s website and during the ticket purchasing process, if applicable. 


Health Screenings & Vaccination Records  

Before any event or visit, hosts should ask all participants to monitor their symptoms and stay home if they are sick. Review a list of possible COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website.  

Individuals are not currently required to provide proof of vaccination to attend an event or to visit campus. 

Our health and safety requirements are enforced on an honor system, per CDC guidance. We ask you to please respect our campus community’s health and safety by abiding by these protocols.  


Event Capacity 

Events that involve physical exertion — such as dancing, exercise, etc. — pose a greater risk of spreading COVID-19. For such events, the University may reduce venues’ normal occupancy rates by at least one-third. Please contact the Office of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance at [email protected] for additional venue capacity guidance. 

Event hosts should also consider physical distancing when selecting a venue. Please encourage all event participants to frequently wash their hands and to distance themselves from others whenever queuing up or entering/exiting a room. 

UAlbany will continue to provide enhanced cleaning, upgraded air filtration and hand sanitizing stations around campus. Event hosts can request hand sanitizer and disinfectants by submitting an Office of Facilities Management Work Order.


Campus Tours 

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will ensure all campus tour participants adhere to the University’s safety protocols.  

Tour groups generally walk through buildings and only make a few short stops indoors for informational talks. All official campus tours are accompanied by a student guide.