Coronavirus Information Events and Gatherings

The following guidelines apply to non-academic events and gatherings.

Missouri S&T’s COVID-19 safety guidelines allow for small events and gatherings on campus. Meetings and gatherings must be limited to no more than 35 individuals indoors and no more than 50 individuals outdoors.

Effective Monday, Aug. 2, all faculty, staff, students and visitors will be required to wear a face covering in meeting spaces of university-owned or-operated buildings when social distancing is not possible. This policy applies to all, regardless of vaccination status. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings outdoors for all individuals.

These guidelines apply to non-academic events and gatherings. Consult the Academic Planning section of this website for information on classroom gatherings.


Students, faculty and staff may host events for larger groups but only if approved in advance. The university anticipates that the majority of events for the semester will be limited in scope and number of attendees, so please plan events accordingly.

Exceptions from current COVID-19 guidelines for events and gatherings should be requested at least two weeks before the date of the event.

Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, requests will not be reviewed until 30 days prior to the event.

Request an exception

Requests must include:

  • A description of the event
  • The time, date and location of the event
  • The estimated number of people in attendance of the event
  • Information about the following safety precautions:
    • Hand sanitizer and additional facial coverings are available
    • Individuals are wearing appropriate facial coverings
    • Proper social distancing is practiced (minimum of six feet between individuals)
    • Campus Screen App is used for entry
    • Temperature screening is performed on entry
    • There is an accurate roster of attendees for potential contact tracing