Interim Campus Events Guidance

Informed by the best medical advice available, Auburn has continuously evaluated the university’s policies, guidelines and timeline for returning to full on-campus operations since the onset of the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, the university is making operational adjustments in response to emerging health scenarios in Lee County, in Alabama and across the country.

This guidance applies to all events as defined by the Auburn University Campus Events Policy.

Operational guidance effective April 26. Guidance for Fall 2021 will be assessed at a later date.

  1. Events with more than 150 attendees are not permitted.

  2. Exceptions require approval from the Executive Vice President or Provost.

  3. This guidance does not apply to commencement, athletic events or academic classroom settings.

  4. Events with 150 or less attendees, that match the criteria in the Auburn University Campus Events Policy, should be submitted to the Campus Event Planning System (CEPS). Submit request in CEPS at least 30 days in advance of the proposed event date. Additionally, any student organization event should be submitted to AUinvolve.

  5. Event coordinators and/or sponsors are expected to maintain a list that includes name, telephone number and email address for every attendee, which will be used if there is a need for contact tracing.

  6. All attendees must adhere to the Auburn University Face Coverings Policy.  University faculty, staff, and students must complete their Auburn Healthcheck Survey and show their A Healthier U Pass (green screen) to attend events. Non-university event attendees must answer questions regarding symptoms, all of which will occur daily for multi-day events.

  7. Sealed food and beverage is preferred. Seated meals and buffets served by Auburn University approved caterers are permitted.

  8. Event coordinators and/or sponsors are responsible for communicating safety guidelines to attendees and must ensure adherence to safety guidelines during events.

All operational changes are informed by health trends in our community and state and may be adjusted if scenarios change or new information becomes available. Continued cooperation and adherence to important safety protocols remain essential.

Employees with questions should consult their supervisor.

For updates and more information regarding COVID-19 visit A Healthier U.

Please click here to submit your event request.
Last updated: April 27, 2021