This page has been updated as of September 20, 2021.

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is pleased to announce the resumption of in-person events during the 2021-2022 academic year.  For the health and safety of event attendees, CEAS staff will be closely monitoring the ongoing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will adhere to University of Chicago safety measures and protocols as they pertain to in-person gatherings across campus.

In addition to the safety measures set forth by the University of Chicago, CEAS will implement the following for all in-person events:

  • There will be a cap on the number of attendees allowed to register and attend each event, with advanced registration to attend being REQUIRED (no walk-ins permitted).
  • Social distancing between seats at the event venue will be implemented.
  • Guests will be REQUIRED to wear masks while inside the event venue for the duration of the event.
  • Upon registering for a CEAS event, guests will be REQUIRED to acknowledge that they will either be fully-vaccinated AND/OR will have had a negative COVID test result within 48 hours prior to the time of the event.

Please note that these measures may change according to University of Chicago guidelines.  All attendees are requested to comply with University of Chicago health protocols which can be found here.  For those who are not affiliated with the University of Chicago community and are campus visitors, please click here to be directed to the Campus Visitors information page as it relates to COVID-19.  Visitors are required to follow the University’s COVID-19 guidance applicable at the time of their visit. 

Additionally, event attendees are requested to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and to refrain from attending CEAS events should they develop symptoms and/or feel ill.  Additional information regarding symptoms from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here

Any changes relating to the above-mentioned details will be updated accordingly and outlined on this page. Please check back to stay up-to-date on guidelines related to in-person CEAS events.  By registering to attend any in-person event, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and will abide by the protocols set forth by the University of Chicago and the Center for East Asian Studies.

CEAS appreciates the understanding and adherance to the aforementioned protocols by event attendees as we strive to maintain a safe and comfortable environment during our in-person events. Some events will continue to take place virtually, via the Zoom platform, and will also require registration. 

For any questions or concerns, please email Assistant Director of Programming, Connie Yip.

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