Campus Events

In response to Governor Newsom’s directive, County Health Department, Center for Disease Control and California State University recommendations, the below event protocols have been extended until Sunday, May 10, 2020.

  • Cancellation or postponement for all events with attendance or participation of 11 or more.
  • Suspension of all club sports and intramural sports to ensure student athlete safety. 
  • All activities that include dance are canceled.
  • All events that include activities requiring close proximity to another individual are canceled.

Small Event Guidelines 

When making a decision about events with attendance or participation of under 10 individuals, please carefully consider the following:

  • Can the goals and outcomes of an event be accomplished through alternative modalities of communication that do not require in-person engagement?
  • Will intended audience members be traveling via air to attend the event, in particular on flights that will be of longer duration?
  • Are guests/participants traveling from areas outside of San Luis Obispo County?
  • Will intended audience members or meeting participants be member of target populations considered to be at increased risk of susceptibility to COVID-19 infection?
  • Does the event sustain core institution mission activities?

If you plan to continue with an event, please follow the following safety measures:

  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Practice preventive behaviors (e.g., providing hand sanitizer, tissue, etc.).


Out of an abundance of caution, the university has postponed in-person commencement and will look to an alternate form of recognizing our graduates. For additional commencement-related information as it becomes available, please visit the Cal Poly Commencement website

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