Safety and Emergency Information


If you have questions about events or event management, please email  

Consistent with California Department of Public Health recommendations, we are promoting social distancing by canceling all events and gatherings on or off campus through February 1No public gatherings of any size affiliated with the university are permitted either on or off campus. This includes all clubs and organizations.

We will continue to update this as recommendations evolve. Please continue to rely on online and other digital communication strategies to hold all meetings. 

This decision covers all events and gatherings, including, but not limited to: 

  • Banquets, luncheons, receptions, dinner galas 
  • Conferences, workshops and meetings 
  • Guided campus tours, public performances 

(Page updated 10/14/2020)


Over the past several months, the pandemic has created unprecedented challenges. To protect our community, the university postponed commencement and we have been working diligently to plan an event to celebrate our 2020 graduates and their achievements. When we surveyed students in the spring, most of the Class of 2020 indicated their preference for an in-person commencement ceremony. Unfortunately, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and the corresponding health guidelines in effect, the university has determined that it will not be possible to hold a December in-person ceremony.

We are now working on various contingency plans for a Class of 2020 ceremony in May 2021. Our planning will continue to be guided by our commitment to protect health and well-being, as well as guidelines and recommendations by the CSU Chancellor’s Office and state and local public health agencies. Please note that commencement is not being cancelled and it is just being postponed to May 2021. 

The pandemic is a challenging and evolving situation. We understand that our graduates are eager to celebrate this important milestone, and we recognize the safety, travel and logistical challenges that people may face. We remain committed to celebrating our graduates and will provide an update on our plans for a May 2021 ceremony later in the fall.

Visit the ASI events page, to view which ASI events have been canceled or rescheduled. Also, the ASI FAQ page addresses topics such as travel, ASI operations and club accounts.

I have a question about an ASI event. Who should I contact?

If you have any questions regarding ASI events, email Cathy Neale, associate director of marketing, at

In-person campus tours are not offered at this time. You can experience our campus through virtual tours. Visit the Campus Tours website for more information and updates.

All orientation sessions for incoming freshman and transfer students will be held virtually. Visit the orientation website for more information and updates. 

Event organizers and planners should take action to cancel their individual events, including communicating with speakers and guests, canceling room reservations and/or catering, and canceling any other related event arrangements.

You may move to online and other digital communication strategies to hold meetings if possible.

If you have questions about events or event management, please email