COVID-19 Information for Event Planners

Simon Fraser University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and we are committed to protecting our students, faculty, staff and community. The University follows the advice of national and provincial public health authorities. Following the public health orders for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions, SFU is currently operating at H1 on our COVID-19 impact scale. This limits non-essential meetings, restricts travel to campus and gatherings, and requires that masks are wore in all public indoor spaces.

The most recent information on SFU's response to COVID-19 can be found on the FAQs page.

At this time, the federal and provincial health authorities have issued a directive discouraging all non-essential gatherings of any size. Therefore, all non-essential in-person university events and meetings will be cancelled until further notice, including off campus events. Where possible, virtual events are encouraged.

In the case of extenuating circumstances that require an in-person meeting on or off campus during this time, a request may be submitted to describing the event, why an in-person meeting is deemed necessary, and the measures that will be taken to mitigate risk and comply with health authority directives.

Please view our planning guidelines page for more information about online and in-person meetings, events and ceremonies.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your meeting or event please refer to the FAQs or email

This page will be reviewed and updated regularly. Last updated on Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:00 AM