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TCNJ’s welcoming, supportive environment has traditionally thrived on opening its doors to our internal community, to prospective students, to friends and family members, and to anyone else who feels like stopping by. However, as we follow state regulations during this uncertain time, we ask for your assistance in keeping our community healthy by adhering to the interim Campus Health and Safety Policy. We also request that anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (or think they may have been exposed to the virus) avoid coming to campus.

To further help protect our campus community, anyone who has a need to come to campus or who resides on campus will be asked to conduct a daily self-checkup to monitor personal health and to assist with contact tracing by tracking the on-campus locations they visit. The easiest way to do this is to scan the QR codes posted at various campus locations from within the TCNJ Roar app whenever you enter a space. This is the general requirement for students and employees. If you are not able to use the TCNJ Roar app, please email a daily written diary to the college

Before coming to campus, please watch a short video on using the TCNJ Roar app to conduct the daily self-checkup and to scan the QR codes around campus. Need to download the app?

The aforementioned interim Campus Health and Safety Policy provides for interim sanctions (in the event of a threat to health or safety) such as removal from housing or campus and sanctions after a determination of responsibility for violation of the policy. This applies to students (who would go through the student conduct process in Student Affairs) and employees (who would go through the employee disciplinary process with HR). Sanctions are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Additional precautionary guidance for various audiences can be found below.

Faculty and staff

All employees are required to complete the new spring 2021 online COVID-19 training. This 25-minute training is required for all faculty and staff, even if you completed the training in the fall. Additionally, faculty and staff who will be on campus on any given day must conduct the daily self-checkup starting the day of their return (and continuing each day they will be on campus through two days after their last day on campus). The daily self-checkup is available in the TCNJ Roar app or via an online web form.

The college will equip each employee who comes to campus with health supplies, including two washable and reusable cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer, and a thermometer. Should you exhibit symptoms or know you have been exposed through close contact with someone who has been diagnosed, please self-isolate and seek guidance from your primary care physician.

Students

All students are required to complete the 25-minute online COVID-19 training prior to starting classes in the spring. Students are to complete a daily self-checkup and will receive health supplies, including two washable and reusable cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer, and a thermometer. (Residential students will receive items at room check-in, while commuter students may obtain these items at the Recreation Center.) The daily self-checkup is available in the TCNJ Roar app or via an online web form.

Should you exhibit symptoms or know you have been exposed through close contact with someone who has been diagnosed, please contact Student Health Services for additional assistance.

Campus visitors

Typically, we look forward to welcoming visitors to our beautiful campus. However, we currently ask for your patience and understanding as we limit the number of guests at any one time. All visitors will be required to check in at the Information Booth near Trenton Hall, complete a self-checkup, and adhere to certain health and safety precautions. The daily self-checkup is available in the TCNJ Roar app or via an online web form.

While we are offering small-group campus information sessions and tours in compliance with health and safety standards, reservation requests have exceeded capacity. If you do not already have a reservation, we encourage you to check our on-campus visit page periodically for possible openings on upcoming tour dates.

Though our campus tour schedule may be quite full, we’re always ready to welcome you virtually! Prospective students and families are encouraged to register for virtual information sessions. Please also sign up as a prospective student so we can provide you with our most up-to-date information.

All other visitors — including contractors, vendors, guest speakers, etc. — should complete the self-checkup prior to arrival and limit their campus activities to only the necessary areas. We require face coverings indoors — and also outside when appropriate distancing is not possible.