Sac State cancels all in-person meetings, events amid coronavirus concerns

Graduation celebrations are also canceled, status of commencement pending

Max Connor, managing editor

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced in a SacSend email Wednesday that all campus events and in-person meetings are canceled until the end of the semester in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“All in-person events must be canceled, postponed, or moved to a virtual format, effective Thursday, March 12, through the last day of the academic year, May 20,” the Nelsen said in the email.

According to an email sent by Director of Student Organizations & Leadership Nicki Croly on Thursday, all SO&L, Associated Student Inc., Leadership Initiative (LI) and Greek life are canceled until further notice.

“All current reservations of space, both in and outdoors, are being canceled effective Thursday, Mar. 12 through May 20. This includes general meetings, special events, fundraisers, and tabling,” Croly said in the email.

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There will be an appeal process that students and organizers can go through to have their events continue as scheduled but unless the events are academic in nature they will not be approved.

“As a general rule, events that are not academic credit-bearing or critical for students in progressing toward their academic goal will not be approved,” Nelsen said in the email.

The email also addressed the status of graduation and commencement. The status of commencement at the Golden 1 Center is up in the air while all other graduation events have been canceled.