A Message from Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs: Event Size Restriction Change

This message to all students has been approved by Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President, Division of Student Affairs.

Dear Students,

I want to thank you all for your adherence to the Return to Student Life Guide, which was developed as a resource to help student organizations host events as safely as possible.  Each month, we reexamine the criteria in the Guide and make any necessary updates.

Recently, in consultation with the University Medical Advisory Committee, it was determined event size can be increased from 50 to 100 people in specific situations.  If events meet the following criteria, they may now include up to 100 individuals:

  • Event is located outdoors, in a space that allows for social distancing of all participants
  • Participants are required to wear masks, unless eating or drinking
  • Any food or beverages provided must be individually packaged (no buffets)

Students should continue to consider virtual events or other options, when feasible. As the size of in-person events increases, the risk also increases.

We know that many students are choosing to congregate socially off-campus at local bars and restaurants in greater numbers and without clear guidance. If students and student groups gather outdoors, follow the guidelines established by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, and work to mitigate risks, we believe on-campus events following FSU’s criteria are a safer option than off-campus, non-University activities.

Additional resources and guidance are available on http://stayhealthy.fsu.edu. Thank you for your patience and continued efforts to keep FSU safe.


Dr. Amy Hecht
Vice President for Student Affairs