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Crowd Limits

Updated: November 9, 2020, 3:45 p.m. CST

Indoor Gatherings

Indoor spaces available for reservation have revised occupancies based on square footage and seating capacities. We continue to encourage the use of remote technologies for the purposes of informational meetings, speakers and events with more than 10 persons to preserve our efforts to provide a safer environment for face-to-face instruction, on-campus housing and dining, and all members of our community. Those seeking to use indoor or outdoor spaces reserved through University Center & Special Events (UCEN) should review the current UCEN Event Guide.

Outdoor Gatherings

The following guidelines for outdoor gatherings that exceed more than 10 persons are effective as of Sept. 19, 2020:

  • University units, student organizations and/or university affiliated persons may reserve outdoor space through the University Center & Special Events (UCEN) reservation process or appropriate reserving authority.
  • Persons or groups of more than 10 persons wishing to exercise use of Texas A&M’s traditional public forums and/or three (3) reservable free speech areas should contact University Center & Special Events (UCEN) for reservation information and follow the guidelines articulated in Appendix XI of the Texas A&M Student Rules regarding freedom of expression.

A reservation request does not guarantee space availability. In an effort to comply with social distancing guidelines, space availability is limited. Texas A&M reserves the right during this pandemic to prioritize use of space to university entities responsible for carrying out university-authorized events and sponsored activities.

Exceptions

Student and/or student organization requests for indoor gatherings of more than 10 or outdoor gatherings of more than 10 will be reviewed by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for COVID-19 mitigation and compliance with existing university guidelines. All gatherings will be required to ensure access/entry control, physical distancing provisions and face covering compliance.

Departmental Meetings

While the recommendation to facilitate meetings virtually whenever possible still applies, we understand that some university business requires face-to-face meetings. Internal meetings may include as many individuals as necessary while still accomplishing social distancing (6 feet). Meetings that include visitors should be limited to 25-33% of the room occupancy, depending on the room layout. All meeting attendees are required to wear face coverings per university policy. 

Face Coverings

Everyone on campus — indoors and out — are required to comply with the campus face covering policy.

For more information on pandemic-related policies and guidance at Texas A&M, go to the university’s COVID-19 website.