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Monmouth College continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. Our plan to welcome back individual campus visitors complies with all expectations and guidelines associated with Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, as well as the College’s policies, guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19.

Registration

In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors and staff and to ensure the most positive visit experience, registration for a campus visit is required. We are not able to accommodate unscheduled visitors at this time.

Visit Structure

On campus visits will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, beginning Monday, June 22, 2020. To limit the possibility of exposure, we will be limiting each time slot to one or two visitors (plus their guests) per time. If two families are on campus at once, they will have different check in locations and will each tour separately with a counselor or coach. If you do not see availability for 9:30 or 1:30 then all available visits for that time have been reserved.

The visit will be structured primarily as a walk-and-talk tour with an admission counselor or a coach and most of the visit will be conducted outside. When meeting indoors, we will use large open spaces instead of offices or other enclosed spaces like conference rooms. Campus tours will include walk throughs of indoor spaces, including one residence hall per tour, but access to specific buildings or spaces may be limited.

Arrival Procedures

We recommend you arrive on campus as close to your scheduled visit time as possible. When you arrive, please park in the parking lot directly in front of the Center for Science and Business, next door to the Admission Office off Broadway Street. Your admission counselor or coach will greet you outside at your car and escort you into the main lobby of the CSB, where you can use the restroom and/or wash your hands. The visit/tour will begin in the CSB. The bookstore will not be open to visitors, but you can shop the bookstore online.

For students interested in connecting with a professor in their academic area of interest as part of their visit, we will attempt to schedule a meeting with a professor which will also take place in a large open indoor space or outdoors if possible. Faculty appointments may also be setup via Zoom as part of the visit, or your counselor may connect you with a faculty member for a Zoom, email or phone appointment after you in-person visit.

No in-person group visits or open houses will be offered at this time. We will continue to offer a wide variety of virtual events, including mini-classes, Mondays at Monmouth (information sessions) and one-on-one opportunities to connect virtually with counselors, students, professors or coaches. 

Face Coverings & Social Distancing

Face coverings or masks that cover your nose and mouth are required of our employees and our guests, even when outdoors. This is the best way for us to ensure the health and safety of all involved in the visit experience. If you are unable to wear a covering due to a particular health reason, please note that on your registration. Tours with any guest not able to wear a face covering will be outdoor only. 

Staff and guests will be required to use proper social distancing (remaining 6 feet apart) throughout the visit. Per social distancing guidelines, we also discourage direct personal contact and will be avoiding handshakes. 

Refreshments

Water fountains on campus have been shut off, but water bottle fillers are available. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle on hot days, but we will also have reusable water bottles available that you may use and take with you.

Snacks or meals are not available on campus at this time, but restaurants in town are offering patio seating or carryout, for families visiting from out of town. Your admission counselor would be happy to provide dining recommendations in Monmouth or Galesburg.

Self-Monitoring

All guests and staff are asked to self-monitor their health the day of and in advance of the visit. Anyone who is not feeling well, who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or who realizes they may have been exposed to the virus in the past 14 days should refrain from visiting/coming to work. If you need to cancel your visit, please get in touch with us, and we’d be happy to help you reschedule. The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our top priority. 

 

 

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