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 limiting non-essential meetings, restricting travel to campus and gatherings, and requiring that masks are worn in all public indoor spaces. Check the current Campus Status on SFU's four-stage Campus Recovery Plan.

The most recent information on SFU's return to campus plans and response to COVID-19 can be found on the Return to Campus 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 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 event on or off campus during this time, a request may be submitted to describing the event, why an in-person event 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 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, 05 May 2021 2:00 PM