Return to Campus 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 and guidelines for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions, SFU will see a gradual return to campus over summer in preparation for the fall. Check the current Campus Status on SFU's four-stage Campus Recovery Plan.

The most recent information on SFU's return to campus plans can be found on the Return to Campus page. SFU has transitioned from unit-specific safety plans to one university-wide Communicable Disease Plan that includes core public health measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

At this time, the province has lifted the Provincial State of Emergency and in-person gatherings are permitted with limited capacity. Please refer to provincial restrictions for details. SFU in-person gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted with students, faculty and staff inside and outside. Please complete and submit a Safe Work Plan to Meeting, Event and Conference Services (MECS). In-person gatherings with external community members and the public will require special permission. Contact MECS for more information.

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

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

This page will be reviewed and updated regularly. Last updated on Wed, 28 Jul 2021 4:30 PM