Michigan State University will begin requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test for sporting, musical, artistic and theatrical events taking place on campus.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event will be required for all participants aged 12 and over. Participants who cannot provide the required information will not be allowed to enter the room.
The policy applies to paid events at the MSU Broad Art Museum, Wharton Center, Auditorium and College of Music, such as concerts and recitals, which take place at the Fairchild Theater, Alumni Memorial Chapel, Cook Recital Hall, Murray Hall or Hollander Hall. Theatrical, artistic and musical events will begin this policy on January 4 with the Cats show at the Wharton Center and will run through the spring semester of 2022.
The policy also applies to men’s and women’s basketball, hockey, wrestling and gymnastics home events. The first sporting event scheduled with the policy in effect will be the men’s basketball game against Nebraska on January 5 and it will continue for the duration of the winter / indoor sporting events.
The university’s interior mask requirement remains in effect for events and all MSU interior spaces.
To meet the vaccination requirement, participants must show their COVID-19 vaccination card or a digital image as well as a photo ID corresponding to the name on the card. MSU students, faculty and staff can show their university ID card as proof of compliance with the university’s vaccination mandate. Participants who cfailing to provide proof of vaccination must bring photo identification and either a print or photo of their negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before the event start time. Guests 17 and under accompanied by an adult will not be required to present photo identification.
Participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow more time for verification and entry. No testing facilities will be available for event participants on site. Prior to arrival, customers should have their negative COVID-19 results completed and on hand.
For those who need help locating a COVID-19 test site, please visit the State of Michigan website.
In addition, the MSU Museum will be temporarily closed to the public until January 31. The museum’s collections will remain available to researchers by appointment.