Updated travel policy for students, faculty and staff
As of Nov. 29, 2021, there are new vaccination and testing guidelines in place for University trips and travel:
University-sponsored trips that are one night/two days in duration or less are permissible, regardless of one’s vaccination status. Unvaccinated students, faculty and staff must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 result from a test taken within 48 hours of their departure. Those who test positive will not be permitted to travel and must isolate for up to 10 days.
Please note that student-athletes will be tested immediately before traveling, per the protocols established in athletics and under the guidance of NCAA.
University trips that are more than overnight are permissible for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means two weeks have passed since receiving all required doses (one shot for Johnson & Johnson; two shots for Moderna and Pfizer).
If more than six months have passed since your initial vaccination series, it is recommended that you receive a booster dose prior to your departure.
Unvaccinated students, faculty and staff will not be permitted to travel on these extended trips. In addition to being at a higher risk of infection, the University cannot properly manage the expense, personnel and logistics involved with individuals needing to quarantine or isolate beyond the length of their travels.
Note that the University reserves the right to revise these guidelines based on the health situation. This information is reflected in the COVID-19 FAQs. Our COVID-19 resources will be updated to reflect information for the spring semester in the weeks to come.