Guidance on Hosting Meetings and Events

Updated September 17, 2021

UCSF Temporarily Halts Non-essential Indoor Events

In response to the recent rise of the highly contagious Delta variant, UCSF is reinstating restrictions on indoor events. This policy is effective immediately:

  • Non-essential indoor events and meetings are temporarily not allowed through Sept. 30, 2021
  • Food at essential indoor events is not permitted through Sept. 30, 2021
  • Any event or meeting that can be convened virtually should be held online
  • Outdoor events are still allowed for up to 24 people, but should be considered carefully to avoid crowds during this surge in COVID-19 cases
  • No events indoors or outdoors for groups of 25 people or more
  • Authority for exceptions to this events policy may be granted by UCSF leaders in the positions of deans, vice chancellors, vice presidents and above

To request permission to convene UCSF-hosted in-person, onsite and offsite conferences, meetings and events of 50 people or more, please complete this form.

As a reminder, all UCSF faculty, staff, and students must comply with the mandatory UC-wide vaccination policy.

Guest Vaccination and Access

As such, UCSF is now requiring that all non-UCSF guests (individuals that are not UCSF faculty, staff, and learners) who are approved to attend in-person events be fully vaccinated. To inivte a visitor onsite, a request for an essential visitor must be approved by the Recovery Operations Center. Please see the approval process for outside (non-UCSF) guests here.

Public and non-essential visitor access to UCSF remains restricted. Policies are being reviewed by UCSF leadership in light of the evolving situation of the pandemic.