COVID-19 Updates

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONDUCTING EVENTS ON CAMPUS

The University has issued new guidance around spaces, gathering and public health protocols. Visit the University COVID-19 website to learn more, then contact our team to plan your event.

Keep the Compact
Please remember that everyone is required to follow the Columbia Community Health Compact, including wearing a face covering indoors and keeping 6 feet of distance when accessing public space on campus, indoors and outside.

Guidelines & Policies

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Summer Events

Review the Summer 2021 University event policy.

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Space

Review University event space guidelines effective Fall 2021.

Also refer to guidance for policy phases Fall to Summer 2021.

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Visitors

Learn more about University guidelines for visitors on campus in Fall 2021.

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Public Health Protocol

Familiarize yourself with public health guidelines in effect for Fall 2021 events.

KEEPING EVENT SPACES SAFE

Any additional details specific to a venue will be highlighted on that venue's page on this site. The following apply across all our venues:

  • All staff, clients and guests are required to wear face coverings.
  • Event hosts should pre-register guests to avoid lines and assist with capacity concerns. Digital check-in and materials are recommended.
    • Event participation is restricted to CUID cardholders only and requires registration, and registration lists must be maintained by schools or units after events have taken place. External presenters must follow the University's Vendor Clearance Policy.
  • If the event will be catered, there will be no buffet-style or self-serve F&B stations.  Food must be staff-served with enhanced PPE or individually wrapped / boxed meals.
  • All spaces will be monitored for capacity and cleanliness throughout the day.
    • Increased cleaning and disinfecting schedules have been implemented across our campus to promote a healthy and safe environment.  All spaces are cleaned & all surfaces are disinfected after every event.
    • Hand sanitizer is available in all Event Management spaces.

Meet On Campus or Online

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Venue Information

We've compiled a "fact sheet" for our major venues which provide a high level overview of the space including attendee capacity for each that allows for effective physical distancing indoors.

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Virtual Event Services

Our AV/Technical Services team now provides a full suite of virtual event services to facilitate safe gatherings during the pandemic.

 

UPDATES TO OUTDOOR SPACE

Certain outdoor space has been designated as available for community use and other areas are available for reservation. Some outdoor space has been tented. View the Outdoor and Tented Space page for more details.