Effective Monday, March 9, the Institute is postponing or canceling all large public events through Monday, April 6, that draw large crowds of individuals from outside of the Caltech community to campus.
Caltech leadership has asked faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff to refrain from organizing or scheduling any new public events through May 1, 2020. This restriction applies to Caltech's K-12 outreach programs, tours, and activities on campus, as well as a wide range of public lecturers, performances, and gatherings in campus venues.
Those events include:
- March 10: Banff Mountain Film Festival
- March 11: JPL Film Screening: Landing on Mars
- March 14: Explore Caltech
- March 15: Eileen Ivers and unIVERSal roots
- March 18: Watson Lecture - Megasupramolecules: When Disaster Leads to Discovery
- March 22: Takács Quartet
- March 27: From Pencil Lead to Skyscrapers: Building the Future with Carbon Nanomaterials
- March 28: Tournament of Roses Education Event
- April 1: Watson Lecture - The Rise of Oxygen in the Atmosphere: A View From the Deep Earth
- April 2: Blue Ribbon Society Event
- April 3: BRUSH Theatre: "Yao Yao"
- April 4: Science Olympiad
- April 4: Torchbearers Appreciation Lunch
- April 5: Camerata RCO
- April 23: Take Our Children to Work Day
This list of affected events will be updated as needed, and can be found on the COVID-19 information page. If you have a question or concern about a specific event that you do not see listed at the link, you can submit them to email@example.com.
For campus events that are to continue as scheduled, we ask that attendance be restricted to the internal community (students, staff, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars).
Given the dynamic nature of the situation, this policy may be applied more broadly and/or extended. Public events beyond April 6 will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Regular updates on any future cancellations will be shared via the COVID-19 information page and weekly Ion Caltech emails.