Camps & Conferences

The Operations Department has developed guidelines for summer conferences, camps, and events hosted at university facilities or by university entities on- and off-campus. 

This guidance begins May 9, 2021 and will be in effect until August 21, 2021. Guidance may change with consideration given to progress in vaccinations, change in local/state/national infection rates, or any other indicator that may impact current campus guidelines.

SUMMER EVENTS GUIDELINES: 


PERMITTED EVENTS: 

 

  • University and third-party groups hosting single-day youth (under 18 years of age) and adult events (conferences, camps, academic/cultural programs, etc.) may occur with the requirement that all current campus and hosting facility guidelines are followed. 

  • University and third-party groups hosting multiple-day youth (under 18 years of age) and adult events (conferences, camps, academic/cultural programs, etc.) that may or may not require the use of campus housing or community hotels (participants are able to stay at their own residence) may occur with the requirement that all current campus and hosting facility guidelines are followed. Please note summer housing is not available after July 15, 2021.

  • Conferences, camps, academic/cultural programs, etc. that are designated for adult learners/participants (18 and over) that are either single- or multiple-day events and campus housing or hotel stay is required. 

  • Sporting events that are governed by NCAA guidelines.

  • Entertainment events, such as music, dance, and theater operated by the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts. 

  • Third-party groups will be required to provide a certificate of insurance naming McKendree University. 

  • All events serving food must coordinate with Sodexo.  

  • All camps must abide by all University COVID-19 safety protocols, including observing six feet of social distance and wearing face coverings.


APPROVAL PROCESS: 

Event organizers must submit an Event Authorization Form three weeks in advance that will be reviewed by the Operations team and forwarded to the hosting facility manager. Events that are a series (multiple one-day camps, music events, etc.) can be considered as one event, as long as the events are consistent and there are no differences in how they are facilitated.