Forward Together: Campus Events

Students on the Quad

The information immediately following is furnished by our Campus Events Office. Jump to information regarding safety guidelines for the reopening of the David McCune International Art Gallery.


Campus Event Hosting

Off-Campus Groups

At this time, we are not permitting any outside groups or individuals to host events on campus. Should you have any questions, please contact Kensley Edge, Director of University Events at (910) 482-5362.

On-Campus Groups

On-campus groups may request rooms as needed. We will not be in a position to accommodate all requests due to needs relating additional space for dining, social distancing, etc.; however, we will work to meet their needs when possible.

Reeves Fine Arts Complex & Matthews Ministry Center

As the primary location for ministry, music, large gatherings, and events, the John M. Reeves Complex (which houses Huff Concert Hall, Union-Zukowski Lobby & Gallery, and Matthews Chapel) will do the following:

  • No gatherings larger than 10 people will be permitted in these spaces, unless the purpose is an academic class.
  • No external events will be permitted to take place.
  • Overall, reduced seating options in the common spaces and event spaces in accordance with the current six feet guidelines per for social distancing. Limited seating capacity in the following spaces:
    • Huff Concert Hall
    • Matthews Chapel
    • Religious Life Suite
    • Ensemble Room
    • Stanley Conference Room
    • Seminar Conference Room
  • Positioned sanitizing stations in key areas of the building.
  • Considering the use of touchless methods for ticketing, when and if large gatherings are permitted this Fall.

While we want students to feel free to continue utilizing this space, as many do for studying as well, we will be encouraging social distancing and enforcing that masks be worn.

Questions?

Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.


David McCune International Art Gallery Visitor Safety Guidelines

We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition Rembrandt: The Sign and the Light. This exhibition features 59 etchings, offering a variety of subjects detailing panorama of Rembrandt’s etching activity over his 35-year career. Some of these include religious figures and scenes, genre scenes, portraits, figure studies and the famous beggars.

A review of our visitor safety guidelines and regulations below can help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your Rembrandt experience.

We are reopening the gallery on September 11 and want you to know that the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is paramount. Please be assured that Methodist University and the David McCune International Art Gallery are following the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the governor of the state of North Carolina for increased health and safety procedures.

We have also implemented staff health checks and established a more frequent cleaning routine that includes a building-wide cleaning schedule, enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day, and the installation of hand-sanitizing stations at the entrance and exit of the Gallery. Methodist University and the Gallery will continue to monitor and abide by federal, state, and city guidelines to inform our operations.

The Gallery staff workers are required to wear masks, wear gloves, wash hands between groups. A Plexiglas barrier will be placed at the front desk for added protection.

By visiting the Gallery, you agree to abide by these policies. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit.

To ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all, the Gallery has the following protocols in place:

  • Face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of 2. CDC guidelines advise that face coverings should:
  • Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils
  • Fit snugly against the sides of the face
  • Physical distancing is required; visitors should stay at least 6 feet (about two arms’ length) from others.
  • Follow the physical-distancing markers at visitor entry and exit points as well as in locations throughout the Gallery.
  • Please do not touch the artwork, frames, bases, labels or anything used to protect the art.
  • Visitor capacity is controlled and reduced to 10 people at a time
  • Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and by not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at entrance and exit of the Gallery.
  • Please cover your cough while in the Gallery.
  • Stay home if you are showing any symptoms of feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to the Methodist University or the Gallery. Those visiting The GALLERY do so at their own risk of such exposure.
  • Please follow the instructions of security guards and other gallery staff.
  • The Gallery security guard, Gallery staff, and faculty reserve the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave the Gallery’s premises.

PLEASE: NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO RECORDING IS PERMITTED WITH OR WITHOUT A FLASH. Media must receive prior permission to photograph without flash.

Questions?

Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.