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2020-21 travel policy update

Published July 15, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff: 

In light of our ongoing response to the pandemic, as well as budget reductions passed on to the California State University, the CSU has suspended all non-essential international and domestic travel through June 30, 2021. 

Under the new guidelines, I must review and approve any proposed exceptions to this policy.

Requests for exceptions should be routed through your divisional vice president and must document compelling reasons for how the proposed travel is essential in supporting the academic and co-curricular mission of the campus. Exceptions will be granted on a very limited basis. 

FAQs for Travel Restrictions

  1.  What criteria will be used to determine if an exception can be made?
    • Needed to support the academic and/or co-curricular mission of the campus
    • Budget is available
    • Availability of safe and secure shelter at the destination
    • Availability of appropriate medical care at the destination
    • Availability of transportation, services, and other necessities at the destination
  2. Who is affected?
    All University and auxiliary employees regardless of funding source
  3. Is the restriction for out-of-state travel only?
    No, the restriction is for in-state, out-of-state, and international travel
  4. What if I previously had my travel approved by my supervisor?
    The travel must be re-approved considering these new restrictions and FAQ
  5. Do these restrictions apply to student travel?

Questions about this travel policy should be addressed to your immediate supervisor and/or college dean or associate vice president. 


Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.