Campus Access


Updated on August 16, 2022

General Expectations

As we return to campus for in-person instruction and services, campus access is contingent upon cooperation with the following health and safety requirements to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccination

All Whittier College students, staff, faculty, and contracted workers are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster. Please see the Vaccination Policy page for details.

Daily Health Screening & Self-Report 

Before arriving on or moving about campus, everyone is required to complete a daily COVID-19 Health Screening using the appropriate online screening form. All students, employees, and contracted personnel are also required to self-report a diagnosis of COVID-19 using the online form. 

Face Coverings

Face masks remain mandatory indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions are when students are alone in their dormitory rooms or employees are alone in private offices and when actively eating or drinking. Please refrain from eating in classrooms or shared office spaces.

Well-fitting and better filtering masks (e.g., double masks, medical masks) and respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) are highly recommended for students and are required of all employees and contracted workers.

Personal Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfection

Observe basic hygiene: wash hands properly and frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, refrain from touching eyes, nose, and mouth; disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects at least once daily, refrain from sharing objects and materials to the extent practical.

Physical Distancing 

While capacity limits have been lifted and physical distance of six feet is no longer required, efforts to reduce crowding remain encouraged. 

Whittier College ID Policy

In order to enhance the safety and security of all persons on the Whittier College campus, all students, employees, and contracted workers approved to be on campus are required to keep their College ID on their person at all times and are encouraged to display their College ID to facilitate efficient identification.

No bias profiling of individuals will be tolerated by the College. If you are asked to present your Whittier College ID, please assume the best intentions of that individual and that they are ensuring that you are registered with the College for health and safety purposes. Those most likely to ask individuals to display their College ID are Campus Safety Officers, Housing and Residential Life Staff, A Residential Advisor (RA), or a Division of Student Life Staff Member, as their position and duties are student support and success. If you believe that you were the victim of bias, please fill out the Bias Incident Reporting Form so that the College is made aware of the incident and can follow up accordingly.