Visitors & Events

Last Updated: July 23, 2021

Overview 

The University at Albany’s visitors and events protocol adheres to current New York State guidance on events and gatherings.  

There are currently no capacity restrictions on events and gatherings — either indoors or outdoors — at UAlbany, as the only remaining state guidance applies to indoor venues with a capacity of 5,000 people or more. UAlbany has no indoor venues of that size. 

However, per CDC guidance, anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated must wear a mask inside all campus buildings and wear a mask outdoors when around others. 

 

Masks & Physical Distancing 

People who are fully vaccinated — meaning they have received all required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and at least two weeks have not yet passed since their final dose — are not required to wear a mask or remain physically distanced from others.  

People who are partially vaccinated or who are unvaccinated must wear a mask inside all campus buildings and wear a mask outdoors when around others. They must also remain physically distanced from others whenever possible. 

These requirements are enforced on an honor system, per CDC guidance. We ask you to please respect our campus community’s health and safety by abiding by these protocols. 

Event hosts must include this information in event-related communications, including on the event’s website and during the ticket purchasing process, if applicable. 

 

Event Spaces 

There are currently no COVID-19 specific capacity limits in effect. However, per CDC guidance, please account for physical distancing when selecting a venue. People who are partially vaccinated or who are unvaccinated must remain physically distanced from others whenever possible. 

UAlbany will continue to provide enhanced cleaning, upgraded air filtration and hand sanitizing stations around campus. 

Event hosts should encourage all attendees to frequently wash their hands and to distance themselves from others whenever queuing up or entering/exiting a room. 

 

Health Screenings & Vaccination Records 

Student, employee and visitor health screenings are no longer required. Before any event, hosts should ask all attendees to monitor their symptoms and stay home if they are sick. Review a list of possible COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website. 

Attendees will also not be required to provide proof of vaccination to attend an event or to visit campus. 

Our health and safety requirements are enforced on an honor system, per CDC guidance. We ask you to please respect our campus community’s health and safety by abiding by these protocols.