Campus Access


Low-Density Campus

In accordance with current public health guidelines, Whittier College must minimize the number of people on campus. Access to campus is restricted to:

  • Employees performing essential work who have been approved by their divisional vice president
  • Residential students who meet LADPH criteria and were approved by Residential Life for on-campus housing
  • Students participating in permitted on-campus activity
    • Library access
    • Outdoor access to athletic facilities for recreational activity by appointment only
  • Outdoor campus tours by appointment only
  • Public access is restricted to essential visitors and vendors by appointment only

All campus visits require that students, faculty, staff, and approved visitors attest they are symptom-free by completing a health screening. Signage is posted to inform the broader community that campus is closed to the public. Campus Safety is routinely patrolling the grounds to enforce these restrictions.

  • During remote operations, employees, and students who are not pre-approved for campus access but who need to retrieve materials or use campus resources on a short-term basis must request access by completing a health screening and providing details of their visit.
  • Public access is restricted to essential visitors and vendors only. Please see Guidance for Visitors. & Community. 

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.

General Expectations

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

Everbridge App: Daily Health Screening & Self-Report 

Before arriving on or moving about campus, everyone will be required to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening through the Everbridge App. In addition, the College is requiring the duty to report COVID-19 diagnosis through the Self-Report feature. Accommodations to complete the health screening and to self-report have been made for individuals without a smartphone or who choose not to download the App. Please see Forms.

Personal Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfection

Face masks remain mandatory when on campus in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions are when students are alone in their dormitory rooms or employees are alone in private offices.

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, refrain from sharing objects and materials.

Physical Distancing 

Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people. Classrooms and common spaces have been reconfigured to support this protocol.