COVID-19 Policy on Student Social Gatherings

Effective: August 21, 2020
Updated: September 28, 2020
Contact: Office of the President

Policy Statement

All on or off campus social gatherings involving university students must comply with all public health orders then in place (federal, state, county, city, and university). 

Students attending on or off campus social gatherings must wear appropriate face coverings, as outlined in the Iowa State University COVID-19 Face Covering Policy, and comply with physical distancing guidelines of the CDC. The size of any social gathering hosted by university students must be limited to allow for physical distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.

If eating and/or drinking occurs at the social gathering requiring the temporary removal of face coverings, or face coverings must otherwise be temporarily removed, then strict physical distancing of at least six feet is required at all times by all attendees. If eating and/or drinking does not occur at the social gathering, and face coverings are worn properly at all times by all attendees, then physical distancing is recommended but not required. 

Students found in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct

See also the Addendum under Files in the Resources below.