Specific guidelines for all campus visitors, including parents, are being developed to ensure the safety of the NDMU campus community.


Travel Policy (Updated August 4, 2021)

  • No University sponsored international travel and Study Abroad is permitted for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Except as provided below, no University-sponsored, non-essential, domestic (in-state and out-of-state) travel is permitted through August 30, 2021.
  • All personal international and out-of-state travel travel to areas with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19 is strongly discouraged. The University urges extreme caution and judgment for any personal international or out-of-state travel. Travelers should take into account the possibility of the potential need for testing and self-quarantine/isolation in the future. See additional information regarding international and out-of-state travel below.

With approval from the area Vice President, the University will permit travel for the following activities/offices:

1) Athletic events (student athletes and coaches);
2) Institutional Advancement;
3) Enrollment Management; and
4) Other essential travel as determined by the area Vice President. 

Persons using University vehicles for approved travel are responsible for observing the University’s COVID-19 protocols while traveling including masking, social distancing, disinfecting the vehicle after each trip, and other risk reduction measures as applicable. All University busses and vans shall be operated at a maximum of 50% occupancy through August 16, 2021.

International & Out-of-State Travel (Updated: August 4, 2021)

The out-of-state travel portions of this policy will be suspended on August 16, 2021. The international travel portions of this policy remain in effect.

NDMU students, employees, and contractors arriving or returning from travel out of state (except from DE, VA, PA, WV, or DC; or for commuting purposes) will need to quarantine for fourteen (14) days or submit a negative COVID-19 test prior to their return to campus. For out-of-state travelers, tests should occur within 72 hours before travel to Maryland or promptly upon arrival to Maryland. Any Marylander who travels out-of-state should get tested and self-quarantine at home until the test result is received. Out-of-state residents waiting for their test results should self-quarantine at home between the time of their test and their arrival in Maryland or self-quarantine at an off-campus location in Maryland. View a list of test sites.

Individuals returning to campus from international or out of state travel (except from DE, VA, PA, WV, or DC; or for commuting purposes) are required to complete the Self-Reporting Form.

In accordance with CDC requirements effective January 26, 2021, individuals arriving or returning to the U.S. will need to get tested no more than 3 days before travel by air into the United States and show the negative result to the airline before boarding or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a positive viral test within last 90 days and a letter from your healthcare provider or public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Following arrival into the U.S. and prior to entering campus, individuals are required to quarantine for seven (7) days and get tested 3-5 days after travel – Unless they have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, have recovered, and remain symptom free.

Individuals returning to campus from international or out of state travel (except for commuting purposes) are required to complete the Self-Reporting Form.

Prospective Student Visits (Updated: August 4, 2021)

Personalized campus visits for prospective students are available by appointment only Monday through Friday. Visits consist of a face-to-face meeting and a one-hour campus tour with an Admissions Team Member. All visits are pre-registered online with up-to-date student contact information and guest information. Prospective students visiting campus will follow the same protocol as all other visitors to campus, this includes wearing a face mask/covering while indoors; AND, if not fully vaccinated, social distancing, to the extent practical, and completing a symptom self-screening. Overnight visits are currently not being scheduled. This restriction may be re-evaluated as other travel and visitation restrictions are re-evaluated.

For more information, please visit our Admissions page.

Visitors to Campus (Updated: September 8, 2021)

The University’s general policy is to discourage all non-essential campus visitors through September 30, 2021. However, some visits may be essential, and such visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering while indoors; AND, if not fully vaccinated, social distance to the extent practical, and complete a COVID-19 symptom self-screening prior to arrival/entry.

No visitors will be permitted into Residence Halls. There will be no alumni-related events on campus through September 30, 2021, unless previously arranged through the Offices of the President or Institutional Advancement.

NoteThis site will be updated frequently with new announcements, policies, and procedures as needed and as new information becomes available. We recommend that you check the site often and regularly.