The University's Guidance on Events and Gatherings directs that "In order to promote social distancing, any nonessential gathering or event with more than 25 participants scheduled through April 17, 2020, should be canceled, postponed or moved to a virtual event. No new events should be scheduled at this time. Additionally, nonessential meetings or events of any size should be reconsidered."
While the campus remains open to students, faculty and staff, in general on-campus or in-person events should no longer be tagged as "for the public"—including prospective students and alumni—related language in online calendars should be updated accordingly. The latest guidance is available at emergency.pitt.edu/updates/public-access-facilities.
To cancel or postpone events on the public health events calendar:
If you are the event owner, please do not unpublish or delete your event. Instead, event owners should cancel their events by adding "CANCELED" to the beginning of the event title so that it shows clearly on the calendars and LCDs. Be sure to save your changes.
If you are postponing the event, still mark the event title as it as "CANCELED." Then, at the top of the description area, you can write “This event has been postponed until further notice.” Once your event has a new date, simply remove “CANCELED” from the title and change your date.
- If you are moving the event online, set the event location to "** Online/Virtual Event **". Be sure to save your changes. Once you have details for the online event, please add the appropriate link to the calendar listing (when available) so that participants can access via the appropriate technology/site such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype-for-Business, Blackboard, or Panopto/Pitt video.
If your event has been shared to the University-wide event calendar (calendar.pitt.edu), please email changes to email@example.com so that we can update that listing for you.