COVID-19 Event Policy Update
06/01/2021, 01:00:01 PM
University of Houston

Dear Campus Community,  

The University of Houston is changing its policies regarding capacity restrictions at events on campus.

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, attendance at events will expand to 50% of the venue’s seating capacity. This will increase to 75% by July 1 and reach 100% by August 1. This phased-in expansion aligns with the Governor’s Executive Order GA-36 and new CDC guidelines. It applies to all events on campus (Managed and Non-Managed Venues).  Managed Venues are spaces and facilities that have dedicated event staff. Requests to host events at Non-Managed Venues on campus (through July 31) will be reviewed by the Event Screening Committee. 

Seating arrangements, queueing and check-in at all events must continue to comply with current CDC and state guidance (including ADA and fire code requirements) and be maintained throughout the entirety of the event.  It will be determined prior to August 1 whether the COVID-19 Event Guidelines will be retained after that date. 

Managed Venues at UH include:

  • All Athletics venues
  • Athletics/Alumni Center
  • Hilton University Hotel
  • Student Center
  • A.D. Bruce Religion Center
  • Cullen Performance Hall
  • Campus Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Dudley Recital Hall
  • Wortham Theatre
  • Quintero Theatre
  • Moores Opera House
  • Blaffer Museum
  • Student Housing and Residential Life (the Quad and Cougar Village 1 conference spaces)

These capacity changes reflect the steadily improving COVID-19 data in our state and region and are in accordance with the guidance provided by the CDC, the governor’s office and the Texas Department of State Health Services.  We continue to make safety our top priority and believe these new event guidelines will allow us to reestablish a dynamic university environment while maintaining our commitment to the wellbeing of the campus community.  Questions about these guidelines can be submitted to


Dawn Mopkins, MPH, MSN, RN, COHN-S
Director of Occupational Health Services
Campus Safety
University of Houston
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