TEMPORARY VISITOR ACCESS POLICY  (3/13/2020)

The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and we continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in close consultation with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and other governmental agencies.

We have decided to restrict access to our campuses for visitors, including alumni, spouses, vendors and contractors (i.e., individuals who are not currently-enrolled students, faculty, and staff with valid Yeshiva University ID Cards), as follows:

  • The Guest Policy for all University housing is suspended.  Accordingly, only individuals residing in University housing are permitted there.
  • The Library Visitor Policy for the Mendel Gottesman Library building on the Wilf Campus and the Hedi Steinberg Library on the Beren Campus is suspended.  The Libraries are now closed to visitors, as well as to students.
  • The Beitai Midrash are now closed to visitors, as well as to students.
  • Only visitors with scheduled appointments with University faculty and staff for legitimate University business (such as job interviews) will be permitted to enter academic buildings.  Approved visitors will be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID.  Faculty and staff are requested to exercise discretion in hosting visitors at this time.  
  • Visitors who have recently been in an affected country (even if just a stop-over) must delay their visits to the University until they have been in the United States for 14 days and are not presenting any symptoms.  The faculty or staff host is responsible for ensuring compliance.
  • Visitors who have recently been in an affected country (even if just a stop-over) should delay their visits to the University until they have been in the United States for 14 days and are not presenting any symptoms.  The faculty or staff host is responsible for ensuring compliance.
  • Any visitor who is coughing or shows other signs of illness will be respectfully asked to leave.

The University reserves the right to further restrict access to our campuses for visitors, as well as students, faculty and staff, without advance notice.

Thank you for your help and vigilance as we work our way through this serious health situation.

Visitor Policy – Beren and Wilf Campuses

Yeshiva University is committed to maintaining a safe and academically-focused environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors.  Access to the University’s facilities is limited to its currently-enrolled students, faculty, and staff with valid Yeshiva University ID Cards and to approved visitors. Access to classrooms is further restricted to students enrolled in such class, and faculty, staff and approved visitors with a legitimate academic purpose. 

This policy sets forth the procedures for all persons who are not currently-enrolled students, faculty, or staff with valid Yeshiva University ID Cards (“visitors”) to receive approval and gain access to the University’s facilities.  All passes and ID Cards are issued in the discretion of the University, and may be revoked at any time and for any (or no) reason.

In no event should the conduct of a visitor interfere with or otherwise disrupt the educational process or learning environment of the University.  All visitors are expected to abide by all University policies and procedures (including safety and access restrictions) and immediately comply with all instructions of University personnel. The University reserves the right to remove or restrict any visitor at any time and for any (or no) reason as it may deem necessary or desirable.

Please contact Security for the applicable campus (Wilf Campus Security at (212) 960-5200 and Beren Campus Security at (212) 340-7796) if you believe someone has received unauthorized access to a University facility.

For additional information on the Yeshiva University Visitor Management System and for guidance when visiting our campuses, please click on the Visitor Policy icon arrow to your right.