COVID-19 Update: Hosting Events on Campus 

As the weather turns colder and events begin to shift indoors for the winter, we want to provide updated COVID-19 guidelines and procedures for hosting smaller celebratory events on campus. 


  • Regardless of size, any indoor event that includes outside guests must generate a guest list and designate a point person to verify proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event. The guest list must be kept for 14 days after the event in case contact tracing is required.
  • The only test acceptable for admission to the event is a lab-qualified PCR test. At-home tests will not be accepted.
  • Event location occupancy and room layout must accommodate room for social distancing. 
  • Events should also take advantage of all possible opportunities to create air flow—ie, opening windows and doors and providing access to outdoor seating when possible.
  • Masking is required at all times when guests are not actively eating or drinking.
  • Note that these guidelines do not apply to larger, indoor athletic contests. For those specific policies and procedures, click here.


Visit the COVID-19 resource page for more information as well as answers to frequently asked questions.