A number of event-related safety measures have been put in place so that the School can gradually bring all teams back to campus, hold the August exams in person, get the 2020–21 academic year off to a good start, and resume research activities on campus and at other EPFL sites. These measures are intended to safeguard the long-term future of all EPFL activities while preventing localized outbreaks that would necessitate tighter restrictions.

The following conditions apply:

  • Only EPFL events that come under one of the authorized categories in the table below may take place.
  • There must be a protection plan in place.
  • The organizer must ensure that the event complies with cantonal and federal law.

This directive applies to all types of EPFL event, regardless of where they are held – including off-campus events and events on any of the School’s sites.

All events must be approved by Mediacom Events.

Overview table

All EPFL events scheduled up to 31 August 2020 have been canceled or postponed.

From 1 September to 31 December 2020

Priority levelEvent typeExamples (non-exhaustive)Fewer than 100 peopleFewer than 1,000 people1,000 people or more
1Internal events in support of EPFL’s missionsAcademic conferences, Seminars, Internal training sessionsauthorizedauthorizedprohibited
2Public events in support of EPFL’s missionsPublic lectures, Information days, Guided tours, Public thesis defenses, Symposiumsauthorizedauthorizedprohibited
3Celebratory events in support of EPFL’s missionsDrink receptions and barbecues, Section dinners, Shows/film screeningsauthorizedprohibitedprohibited
4Other events not directly linked to EPFL’s core missionsSports events, Galas/festivalsprohibitedprohibitedprohibited
5Events at EPFL sites organized by outside partiesauthorizedprohibitedprohibited