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What is Stanford’s policy on visitors to campus?

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Effective immediately, students’ spouses/partners and students’ minor dependents are allowed as essential visitors under county and state orders. The campus compact’s provisions regarding guests and visitors are being amended to reflect this clarification. Note that childcare providers are already included under the essential visitors classification.  

Students hosting essential visitors must be mindful of the guest policy as articulated in their residence agreement, including ensuring the agreement of apartment mate(s), and visitors must adhere to all campus policies and public health orders. We are developing a process for providing essential visitors with written permission to access campus zones otherwise closed to the public. More information will be available soon.

At this time, non-essential visitors are still not permitted on campus or other university locations. Additional information about main campus visitation restrictions and how they apply to members of the public is available here.