Gatherings in indoor and outdoor spaces will be limited in size in accordance with public health guidelines, both on and off campus. Although there are changes to navigate, smaller events can safely be hosted.

  • All student, faculty, and staff meetings should be achieved through virtual platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, telephone, etc.) as much as possible.
  • To the fullest extent possible, student organization, faculty, and staff events should occur through a virtual format. In-person events need to be approved through the Department of Event Management and must meet attendance capacities and all guidelines for physical distancing and personal protection.
  • Each phase has established gathering-size requirements, with Phase One being the most restrictive, with incremental changes in Phase Two and Phase Three. See the table at the end of Appendix A.
  • All gatherings must comply with the COVID-19 Safety Maximum Occupancy for the space being used.
  • Availability of space will be limited due to capacity reductions aligned with COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines.
  • Face coverings and physical distancing are required at all events, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Contact tracing/attendance taking will be required at all events, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Outside guests, speakers, presenters, etc., will not be allowed on campus.
  • Use of College space is prohibited for non-College events.

For portions of the semester, the College will install tents around the campus to be used as space for students to gather, study, and eat, and for some small events. Tents identified for use of event spaces will require the same request approval process as indoor space. Activities in the tented spaces will be aligned in accordance with physical distancing guidelines, and face coverings will be required while in the space.

Hosting and attending large parties are prohibited for the 2020–21 academic year because such events are incompatible with the physical distancing that is necessary to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.