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Events on Campus

Planning an event on campus? Loyola-sanctioned events and activities need to follow specific health guidelines in order to keep participants and organizers safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. You do not need to request Public Health approval for your event as long as you follow all of the guidelines listed below.

All student organization events must be submitted through HowlConnect for SLM approval (even if your activity is abiding by all public health criteria below). 

General Guidelines for Loyola-Sanctioned Events

  • Social distancing recommended wherever possible

  • Masks are optional, unless:

    • It has not been full 10 days after testing positive and following exposure to COVID-19

    • You are symptomatic (even if you have tested negative)

  • No sharing items, including pens, beverages, and utensils
  • Clean all high touch surfaces between uses (i.e. microphones, clickers, podium)
  • For third party groups, you must submit a COVID-19 response plan should one of their guests become exposed or show symptoms and you must follow all current City guidelines for events
  • For student organizations only, detailed guidelines can be found on pages 4 – 6 of the Student Organization Guidelines in the COVID-19 Code of Conduct Addendum

Additional recommendations: 

  • Limiting the size of indoor gatherings, moving events outdoors, or hosting meetings and events virtually to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 spread.

  • Event hosts and facilities should practice strong sanitation and hygiene practices and provide hand sanitizer for those who need it.

  • Spaces should be staged to accommodate at least six feet of distance between guests.

  • Hosts and guests should avoid activities that require eating/drinking in group settings, especially indoors, whenever possible. 

  • Grab and go options are best for indoor events where food will be served.

  • Encourage outdoor gatherings for events where food will be served.