Campus Events Guidelines

Effective June 17, 2021

As of June 15, 2021, California moved “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” returning to usual operations across the state (with limited exceptions for Mega Events). At this time, students can follow current state guidelines around physical distancing and face coverings, adopted June 15 with the end of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. In most settings, students who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear face coverings. For those who have not been vaccinated, face coverings are required in indoor public settings.

At this time, all Cal Poly employees — including all faculty and staff as well as student employees — should continue to wear face coverings indoors. Cal/OSHA, which provides guidance for employers, voted June 17 to revise its COVID-19 workplace regulations to align with the state’s updated public health guidance. However, these changes will not take effect immediately, as Cal Poly is awaiting further direction from the CSU.

Current Event Recommendations

Restrictions Applying to Indoor and Outdoor Settings

No restrictions under 5,000 attendees (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors). If over the above maximum limits, refer to Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors.

Capacity Limitations

No restrictions.

Physical Distancing

No restrictions.

Face Coverings

Indoors: The California State University (CSU) system requires all staff, faculty, and student employees to continue wearing a face covering while indoors (regardless of vaccination status) until a policy for documenting employee vaccination status is in place.

Outdoors: No face covering required, regardless of vaccination status.

Mega Events

Mega Events are classified as large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees. Mega Events may have either assigned or unassigned seating, and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events. If you are planning to host a Mega Event, click here for additional details.

Off-Campus Events

Cal Poly sanctioned or organized events or meetings for faculty and staff held off campus must comply with appropriate public health guidance

To book an event or facility, follow the appropriate links below:

Organization/department links
  • Campus Academic or Administrative Department
  • Class Meeting or Formal Study Group (one-time or recurring meeting outside regular class time)
  • Instructionally-Related Activity
Facilities and Event Request Form
  • Student Clubs
  • Fraternities and Sororities
E-Plan
  • Off-campus Entities and Individuals not sponsored by a campus group
  • Co-sponsored or sponsored events utilizing State Facilities to host off-campus attendees
Conference and Event Planning

For additional details about the Campus Administrative Policy that governs the use of University property, please refer (CAP 140).

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