What event limitations are there for the 2021 fall semester?

June 22, 2021 (updated August 23, 2021)

This information has been archived. Some or all of the information below is no longer accurate.

The following is an excerpt of the UMB Guidance for Eating and Drinking Regarding COVID-19 Risk. Please read the entire guidance for additional detail.

Events that adhere to UMB health safety requirements (informed by CDC, USM, local, and State guidance) can occur on or off campus without needing special approval. Dean or vice president approval needed for events that exceed established criteria. Faculty and staff should consult their Dean or VP’s office to learn of any additional considerations. School-based student organizations should speak with their Student Affairs Deans to learn about additional requirements. Campus-based student organizations can contact UMB Student Affairs.

Use current capacity guidelines projected by the University Health Focus Area:


Fall Operations

Indoor gatherings

and meetings

Up to 100 people; larger size meetings require Dean or VP approval

Outdoor gatherings

and meetings

Up to 250 people; larger size meetings require Dean or VP approval

Events exceeding 25 visitors in attendance

Notify COVID-Recovery@umaryland.edu.  When a notification is received, the COVID-19 recovery team will consult with the University Health Focus Area and/or others to make specific recommendations and/or collect additional information about the event.

UMB Student Affairs in collaboration with the Schools are requiring student organizations to register their events using UMBengaged, an online student engagement platform. The online event registration process will ask students to consider a variety of risks associated with holding events, including, but not limited to COVID-19 health safety considerations.

Updated guidance regarding events in Fall 2021 will be shared as more allowances or restrictions are announced by UMB leadership.