Events and Visitors
What You Need to Know Now
- Face masks are required by everyone on campus—in every building on campus, effective immediately. As a good practice, masks should be worn in other high-density locations, such as in gatherings outside or transitioning in crowds to other buildings on campus. This includes contractors, vendors, suppliers, and visitors.
- In order to provide intensive focus on the student experience and the academic mission, large-scale community events and external rentals on campus are canceled or postponed through December 31. This frees up auditoriums, ballrooms, and other spaces for classroom and other use and dramatically decreases the density of people on campus.
- The university has implemented strict protocols for campus visitors to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community. Whenever possible, academic and administrative departments are strongly encouraged to utilize virtual meetings and gatherings in order to reduce the number and density of visitors on campus.
Events and Programming for Students
Student Affairs events and programming, as well as college/school student events and programming, are permitted, subject to enhanced protocols for social distancing.
Intercollegiate athletics competitions and activities are an exception and will abide by NCAA and Horizon League directives and protocols, as well as local venue protocols.
On August 13, the Horizon League announced that its board voted to postpone fall competition for all sports (championship and nonchampionship) for the fall season. For Purdue Fort Wayne, this means the following:
- Championship sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball.
- Fall competition for sports in their nonchampionship seasons, which includes baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s volleyball will not occur.
- Winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball, indoor track and field, and men’s volleyball are not impacted by this decision. Both basketball teams are currently scheduled to begin their competition seasons in November, while men’s volleyball is scheduled to compete starting in January and track and field in December.
Performances, Exhibits, Speakers
All major events such as theatre productions, music concerts with audiences, and the Omnibus Speaker Series have been canceled for the fall semester. For specific event information, see the Events Calendar.
All intramural team sports have been canceled for the fall, with the exception of events with fewer than four people per team (e.g., volleyball) and outdoor, non-team sports (e.g., kickball). Masks are required.
All summer camps are canceled or postponed through December 31.
Meetings and Gatherings
Meetings and Gatherings
Beginning on August 1, visitors are allowed on campus on a limited basis for meetings, gatherings, and university business:
- Meetings and gatherings are not to exceed 25 people total, including internal participants.
- Visitors are required to maintain the same social-distancing protocols as faculty, staff, and students—including wearing face masks at all times in campus buildings. As a good practice, masks should be worn in other high-density locations, such as in gatherings outside or transitioning in crowds to other buildings on campus.
- No buffets or served meals are permitted, and only grab-and-go or prepackaged items are available on campus. Food may be eaten indoors in designated areas only. Food also may be eaten outdoors, subject to social distancing.
- It is the responsibility of the campus meeting host to inform visitors of the health and safety protocols and to maintain contact and attendance information for all participants in the event contact tracing is necessary.