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COVID-19 Event Protocols

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Maximum event capacities removed, effective June 11, 2021

Per the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as of June 11, 2021 university events will no longer be required to accommodate social distancing in event spaces and may return to the pre-COVID room capacities and configurations.


Event requests and approval

Please visit the Room Request page to submit your request for event or meeting space on campus. Some events on campus will continue to require review and approval from the University Events committee through August 8, 2021. 

The following types of events are subject to review:

  • Any event on campus or officially hosted by the university off campus with any attendees who are not current NKU faculty, staff or students
  • Any one-time event with NKU students
  • The following meetings or events do not require committee approval:
  • NKU faculty/staff departmental meetings
  • Student organization regular meetings

Event requests should be submitted at least 10 days in advance of the event date via the linked form, in addition to the normal room reservation request. Please note that additional time may be needed to reconfigure spaces previously set for social distancing.

At this time, events taking place August 9, 2021 or later do not require committee approval, but must follow all university and state guidelines that are in place at the time of the event.


Masking and other COVID precautions

Per the most recent CDC guidelines, all persons must wear masks indoors while on NKU’s campus, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. Visit the COVID-19 FAQs for more information about masking.

  • Event organizers should communicate this mask policy to attendees in advance
  • Temperature checks will not be required for entrance to an event or venue
  • Anyone feeling ill should not attend an in-person event

 Food at Events

  • As always, food and beverage catering on campus should go through Chartwells
  • Chartwells has developed a contactless catering menu to accommodate pandemic guidelines
  • For more information contact Chartwells
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Contact Us


Questions on event policies, space reservations, external groups, and contracts should be directed to space@nku.edu.

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