NGU’s Tigerville campus will remain closed to the public except
for on-site campus visits. We will resume prospective student visits effective
June 1. We will follow DHEC guidelines regarding the use of personal protective
equipment, social distancing, and cleaning to ensure the health and safety
of all NGU stakeholders. To schedule a visit for the Tigerville campus
COVID-19 Notice of Risk
As our goal is to safeguard the health and safety of the NGU community,
this notice provides information we ask you to observe and understand
regarding the COVID‐19 virus. Since the COVID‐19 virus is highly
contagious and could be contracted from a variety of sources, our
institution wants to ensure you are aware of the risks associated with
visiting NGU. The COVID‐19 virus has a long incubation period; you or
the campus staff may have the virus and not show symptoms and yet still
be highly contagious. Due to the frequency and timing of visits by
outside guests and the characteristics of the virus there is a risk of
you contracting the COVID-19 virus simply by being on campus. Pursuant
to statements from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and S.C.
Department of Health and Environmental Control, guests are encouraged to
practice social distancing, engage in frequent handwashing, and to
refrain from activities known to spread the virus. If you are running a
fever, have a dry cough and experience shortness of breath, you are not
permitted on campus. If you are running a fever and show other symptoms,
you are also not permitted on campus. It should also be acknowledged
that you could contract the COVID‐19 virus from outside this campus and
unrelated to your visit to campus. If you are concerned that you may be
exposed to the virus by visiting campus, you would be advised not to
- Entrance – Guests will be directed to the Donnan Boulevard Entrance from the
hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until
12:00 p.m. on Fridays.
- Social Distancing – A distance of six feet will be
maintained at all times whenever possible in the greeting, touring, and meeting
processes. Traditional greetings such as handshakes and hugs
will not be used, and physical contact will be avoided.
- Greeting Process – Guests will be welcomed in Moore
Hall of Hayes Ministry/Welcome Center. Tables, pens, and iPads used in the check-in process will be wiped
down after each use by visiting families. Visitors will be asked to fill out a health
questionnaire form to learn if they, or any member of their family is not
feeling well or if they have had symptoms of COVID-19. Those who are
experiencing these symptoms or similar symptoms will not tour the campus.
Guests will be asked to sign a waiver/acknowledgment of risk.
- Use of Personal Protective
Equipment – At
check-in, the visiting family will be asked for their preference in the use of
personal protective equipment such as masks. Tour guides and Admissions team
members who interact with the families will honor their preference throughout
the visit. NGU will provide masks when requested.
- “No-touch” Tours – A minimum of two tour guides
will conduct the tours. Tour guides will use disinfectants before and
after touching each door.
- Tour Group Size – Tour groups will be limited to
six people unless the number is exceeded because of a large family size.
- Meetings with NGU Faculty and Staff
While Visiting – If you would like to visit with Admissions Counselors, Financial Aid Counselors, professors or coaches our outdoor areas such as the veranda behind Hayes
Ministry/Welcome Center, the gazebo in the Joe Hayes, Jr. Rose Garden, and
other outdoor seating areas will be used. In times of inclement weather, Moore
Hall may be used in addition to classrooms.
- Promotional Materials – All promotional materials such as
brochures, handouts, etc. will be available for the visiting student to pickup at the
- Scheduling – Tour groups will be scheduled
more frequently throughout the day to allow for reduction in the size of tours.
Large group tours will not be scheduled at this time. If you feel sick and/or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit campus.
- Cleaning – Restrooms, door handles, and common surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
Visitors will use the large restroom facilities in Hayes Ministry/Welcome