SaintsRiseUp Safe Return | Campus Reopening Updates

Safe Return Information for Visitors

Are you interested in visiting campus for any reason? Here's what you need to know, whether you're a prospective student/parent, vendor, or contractor.

Campus Tours

  • There are specific entrances designated; please review your confirmation email for details.
  • All visits must be scheduled in advance — no walk-ins. 
  • Each student is limited to two guests maximum.
  • Guests will call upon arrival and wait in their vehicles — no waiting areas will be used in the buildings 
  • Contact information will be required for contact tracing.
  • Face coverings will be required for staff, visitors and tour guides.

Campus Facilities

  • The Facilities Team has been working to evaluate classroom and lab spaces and is working directly with the Registrar's Office for usage that follows physical distancing best practices of 6 feet between students.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be installed in all classrooms.
  • Health and safety signage will be placed around campus buildings, and will be available in the Copy Center for departments that need them.
  • Bottles of sanitizer and paper towels will be available in classrooms and common areas, as well as for departmental use.

To protect the health and safety of our campus community, the College is requiring all visitors to wear a face covering/mask at all times; maintain proper physical distancing from others (6 feet); maintain proper hand hygiene; and perform a self health screening prior to coming on campus.

Please complete this screening checklist prior to your visit or meeting at The College. If you answer “yes” to questions 1 - 4, please reschedule your visit or meeting to The College of St. Scholastica.

1. Have you recently started experiencing any of these symptoms?

  • Fever or chills
  • Mild or moderate difficulty breathing
  • New or worsening cough
  • Sustained loss of smell, taste or appetite
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Aching throughout the body

2. In the last 14 days, have you traveled internationally?

3. Within the past 14 days, have you had a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

4. In the last 14 days, if you have any of the following exposures, please do reschedule your visit to the College:

  • I live with someone who has COVID-19
  • I’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).

5. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?

COVID Prevention Requirements while visiting The College of St. Scholastica:

  • Wear a face covering during your visit (if you don’t have one, a mask will be provided)
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing
  • Wash hands upon arrival or use the alcohol based hand sanitizer (dispensers on campus)

Residential Life Guest and Visitor Policy

During move-in, at the start of the fall 2020 term, each residential student will be allowed up to two (2) helpers to assist them with moving their items in. Helpers must be healthy and wearing masks/face coverings.

After a student moves in, there will be a restricted guest policy. This policy will be revisited regularly to review current recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, the College's leadership, and the Governor of Minnesota.

Please note that all dates listed below in the guest policy are tentative. Residential Life staff will notify residents when a new phase in the guest policy officially begins.

Residential Life staff, Facilities staff, and Campus Safety staff may enter student rooms as appropriate, for completing residential life and safety-related business.

Move-In: Sept. 4/5 (or earlier)

  • Visitor: up to two healthy helpers for moving in
  • Guest: anyone not assigned to that room, suite, or apartment in that specific living area

Only visitors are allowed during move in. No guests allowed.

Phase 1: Sept. 5/6 - Sept. 20

  • Visitor: anyone not assigned to that room, suite, or apartment in that specific living area
  • Guest: anyone not assigned to that room, suite, or apartment in that specific living area

No guests or visitors allowed at all. Only the residents assigned to live in that specific space will be allowed in that room.

Phase 2: Sept. 21 - Oct. 4

  • Visitor: any CSS student with an on-campus housing assignment
  • Guest: anyone not assigned to an on-campus housing assignment

Residents of a room can have any other residential student (visitor) over to their living space. Example: A student who lives in one of the on-campus apartments, can have a student who lives in another on-campus apartment over. A student who lives in one dorm room can have a friend from down the hall in another dorm room over.

Roommates must be ok with one another having visitors over. Any time someone who is not assigned to that living space enters the room, ALL people present must wear a face mask/covering and practice 6 feet of physical distancing. Please note that a roommate's preference to not have a visitor in the room takes precedence over your right to have a visitor.

Phase 3: Oct. 5 - Nov. 1

  • Visitor: anyone who is a current CSS student, regardless if they have an on-campus housing assignment or not
  • Guest: anyone who is not a current CSS student

Residents of a room can have any CSS student (visitor) over to their living space. Example: A student who lives in on-campus housing, can have a student who lives in any other on-campus housing space or a student who lives off-campus over to visit.

Roommates must be ok with one another having visitors over. Any time someone who is not assigned to that living space enters the room, ALL people present must wear a face mask/covering and practice 6 feet of physical distancing. Please note that a roommate's preference to not have a visitor in the room takes precedence over your right to have a visitor.

Phase 4: Nov. 2 - end of the Fall 2020 semester

  • Visitor: anyone who is a current CSS student, regardless if they have an on-campus housing assignment or not
  • Guest: anyone who is not a current CSS student

Phase 4 will begin looking at the possibility of allowing guests into our residential facilities.

Alert Level

Current status:

Level 1: Low

Learn more about the College's Alert Levels.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

View our SaintsRiseUp Safe Return frequently asked questions.

Recent Updates

The most recent updates to our Safe Return plan can be found on our News Center or under the “updates” section of css.edu/coronavirus.