Events and Activities Guidelines

(Applies to ALL indoor and outdoor events and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic)   

  • All scheduled events and activities must adhere to Ohio Department of Health, city and county guidelines, as well as university requirements.

  • All scheduled events and activities must be registered through University Events and Conference Services and must follow all university event registration operational and procedures, unless outlined below. 

  • Demonstrations, marches, protests and other activities are protected by the First Amendment. Organizations wishing to host a demonstration, march, or protest on the Kent Campus should follow policy 5-12.4 as an Unregistered, non-exclusive use.  

  • Use of Intercollegiate Athletics space will need to follow the campus event registration process through the University Events & Conferences Services office.  All Intercollegiate Athletic events will take precedent over an event.  

  • Use of Recreational Services space will be registered with the Department of Recreational Services direction at https://www.kent.edu/recservices/facility-rentals.

Summer 2021 Workshop Guidelines


All summer events and activities, including summer workshops, must adhere to the general events and activities guidelines and must register through University Events and Conference Services. Priority is given to those summer programs and workshops central to the academic mission of the university. 

  • Daylong workshops for all ages are permitted.
    • Workshop organizers are responsible for monitoring participants’ compliance with the FSE and all Kent State health and safety guidelines;
       
  • Residential workshops are allowed for participants over the age of 18 who are current, incoming or guest students ONLY if hosted by a Kent State department.
    • Workshop organizers must follow Residence Services and Health and Safety Team requirements in place at the time of the workshop, including testing protocols. The University Health Services (UHS) can assist with implementation of testing protocols;
    • Workshop organizers are responsible for monitoring participants’ compliance with the FSE and all Kent State health and safety guidelines.