Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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In-Person Activities & Spaces

Effective as of 10/4/21

  • Indoor meetings and university-sponsored events of up to 50 persons or 50% of the indoor space capacity (whichever is greater) are permitted.
  • Outdoor meetings and university-sponsored events are permitted up to 75% of outdoor facility capacity.

We continue to encourage that food or beverage be consumed outdoors or provided on a takeaway basis to be consumed in a private space whenever possible. If food is to be served as part of an indoor meeting or event, the event should be hosted in a space that provides for ample physical distancing between participants. If shared food (e.g., pizza) is provided for a meeting or event, it is recommended that one should use their individual unused utensil (e.g. fork or spoon) to retrieve the food item.

Assuming all of the university’s minimum requirements are being upheld and all relevant COVID-19 policies and guidelines are followed, student organizations can once again plan in-person meetings, events and activities without prior approval. In-person activity requests (IPARs) are no longer needed. Likewise, Student Pandemic Safety Ambassadors do not need to attend organization activities.
If your organization’s activity, as currently planned, cannot comply with the university’s minimum requirements and related policies and guidelines, please 
schedule a meeting with SLICE for consultation.

While the vast majority of activities can be modified to comply with the requirements, in rare cases it may be appropriate for an exception to be requested. If appropriate, SLICE will request an exception on the organization’s behalf following the consultation meeting.

Learn more on the COVID-19 Student Organization Guidelines page.