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Events, Activities & Meetings

Events, meetings, and gatherings are being held virtually, but a limited number of activities and services will be permitted in person while following all current health guidelines.

August 27, 2021

Here’s what you need to know:

    • Large events, meetings, and gatherings are being held virtually. 
    • Activities with 20 or fewer individuals may be possible in person while following all current health guidelines.
    • All in-person gatherings must undergo a 2-part review with Risk Management and the Events office, and follow the COVID-19 Events Guide.
    • Gatherings with Food/Beverage or any high risk activity where face coverings might be removed, are required to provide a designated Dining area or distanced seating arrangement.
    • Some activities and services including Children’s Center programming and intercollegiate athletics conditioning have been approved to resume in person. 
    • Athletics, recruitment, and some donor events will continue to be held, with the collaboration of Risk Management and safety protocols in place. 


              In-person Campus events may be allowed, pending a 2-part review and adherence to COVID19 Event Guidelines. Most events should remain virtual if not required to meet in person. External events are planned to re-open in Spring 2022. Campus will continue to align decisions with the Humboldt County Department of Public Health.

              HSU has created the “Virtual Quad”, a place to share HSU-related virtual gatherings, including lectures, club activities, performances, and more. View all events at humboldt.edu/events.

              The Virtual Quad utilizes the 25Live reservation platform, which is used for space reservation and posting events on the campus calendar. All space requests must be placed in 25Live, whether for in-person gatherings on or off-campus, or virtual formats. See full instructions on adding an online event to 25Live, including screenshots, here

              Activities & Services

              In alignment with local public health phases, HSU is permitted to conduct very limited activities and services. These include:

              • Intercollegiate athletics conditioning
              • Childcare provided by the HSU Children’s Center
              • HSU Bookstore retail services
              • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center rentals
              • Center Activities rentals
              • Student Activities Center including gaming, movie, and commuter student lounges
              • In Person Campus Tours (includes admissions appointment with counselors)
              • Modified Fall and Spring Preview Events


              Meetings are encouraged to be held virtually, but may be face-face only if approved, and are able to be set up with appropriate social distancing and safety guidelines. Face-to-face meeting requirements:

              • All individuals must be on the Campus Access List, to be physically allowed on campus.
              • Complete a wellness self-check prior to coming to campus and/or the meeting
              • Do not attend if you have symptoms of COVD-19 or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19
              • Wear face coverings
              • Maintain 6 feet social distancing when unmasked (Eating/ drinking/unmasked activity)
              • Follow HSU, Humboldt County and CDC health and safety guidelines 

              Guests and drop-in visits

              Starting August 16, the campus will be fully open to the public during regular business hours. However, masking is required of all individuals accessing campus facilities or events regardless of vaccination status. Some events may require attestation of vaccination status for those attending, per the CSU Vaccination Mandate, and participants will be notified prior to the event of that expectation.