Events and activities

In accordance with Boone County health orders, all in-person university-sponsored events or university-affiliated student events are restricted to 50 people or fewer.

  • An event is any communal gathering on or off campus, outside of a classroom setting, lasting longer than 15 minutes.
  • Events held by outside groups will largely be prohibited.

All events including those under fifty (50) people still must follow our current Show Me Renewal policies as well as the Boone Co. & City of Columbia guidelines. In addition, all visitors to the University of Missouri campus are asked to comply with Mizzou’s safety guidelines and expectations including:

Events policy

Regardless of event size, all event organizers are required to review the events policy, which details event guiding principles, social distancing and face covering requirements, risk acknowledgment and accountability requirements with links to food permit details and external constituent considerations.

Events Taskforce Policy

Check-in protocol

When planning any event, use the check-in protocol, which includes information on:

  • Entrances and exits
  • Gathering attendee information
  • Event signage

Event Check-in Protocol

Holding an event with more than 50 attendees

Events of over fifty (50) people are discouraged and require approval of vice chancellors, deans or other unit administrator, followed by Incident Command.

Before requesting event authorization:
Submission checklist

Please review the COVID-19 events submission check-list to ensure that your event of over 50 attendees meets submission qualifications and all suggested safety guidelines.


Event organizers from campus organizations can request special approval for an event with more than 50 attendees by completing the COVID-19 Event Request form. However, exceptions will only be granted for events that support MU’s academic mission, and participants are required to socially distance, wear face coverings and follow food and beverage service protocols.

Athletic events and games

Mizzou Athletics is working with MU Health Care as well as with the SEC and NCAA on protocols that create as low-risk an environment as possible.

More information on 2020-21 Mizzou fan guidelines.