Visiting Campus

Outside Visitor/Guest/Contractor Access Protocol

The University’s goal is to provide a workplace environment that is safe for employees and for those whom it serves.


Only essential Visitors, Contractors and Vendors that support the university’s operations will be permitted on Campus. Anyone other than a current student, faculty or staff member must have prior written approval from the HR Department prior to coming to the Campus.

Any non-essential meetings with visitors, community and business partners can be conducted effectively by phone or remotely via Zoom and Google Hangout. 

Notification Process for On-Campus Visitors / Contractors / Vendors 

Only essential Visitors, Contractors and Vendors that support the university’s operations will be permitted on Campus. An email request must be submitted which will generate a work ticket, to with the following information (this includes day-of or emergency services):

  • Kettering Project Contact   
  • Company Name (Contractor/Vendor)
  • Visitor's Name (if known)
  • Reason for the visit
  • What Building and Door Access needed (indicate if no access is needed, ie someone will be escorting the individual)
  • Beginning and End Date of visit
  • Begin and End Daily Hours

Advance notification is imperative

HR will review the necessity and appropriateness of the request and respond to the door access work ticket. If there are any objections or concerns HR or the Campus Safety Admin will contact the Visitor’s, Contractor’s or Vendor’s Kettering project contact. 

If the visit is approved, the Campus Safety Admin will provide an ID Card to the Campus Safety Officers for the Visitor, Contractor or Vendor. Access will only be permitted to the (5) public exterior doors unless the KU representative designates specific doors required for that contractor to access. 

The Campus Safety Officer will contact you to meet your visitor, contractor or vendor once the check-in process is complete.

Arrival Procedure

Upon advance HR approval, the following procedures must be followed:

All outside Visitors, Contractors and Vendors:

  • Must check into the Campus Safety Service Center (none of the other check-in stations) to complete and sign the yellow daily health question card to demonstrate that there are no health concerns and have their temperature taken each day during any multi-day project work

Admission Tours

We are welcoming visitors in a limited capacity. Our highest priority is protecting the health of our visitors, those on campus and our community. To limit the spread of COVID-19 and create a safe experience for our guests, we have resumed on-campus tours with safety guidelines and precautions in place. All guests must follow all policies in Kettering University's Safe Return to Campus Playbook, including wearing masks and social distancing at all times on campus.

Please note, except for the Campus Center where visitors will check in, the campus tour is a walking tour outside the buildings and does not include going inside the buildings at this time. Those on the tour will have an opportunity to meet with a staff member in one of our meeting rooms after the tour.

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Atwood Stadium

The University is evaluating future events and coordinating with event partners to ensure safety measures are in place when events at Atwood are allowed to resume.