To the Campus Community,

This message is to notify you that the student travel section of the most recent addendum to the existing UVM Travel Policy has been amended (see page 2, and below).

Summary of Guidelines for Summer 2021 Travel

Student Travel:

  1. In-state domestic travel is allowed.
  2. Student essential out-of-state domestic travel (i.e., to complete a required academic program component) may be allowed with approval of an appropriate Dean. In addition, student out-of-state domestic travel to reach and participate in a required or elective internship is allowed with the following approvals: no Dean’s approval is required if the internship activity is taking place in the state of the student’s permanent residence. A Dean’s office letter of approval is required for all other out-of-state domestic internship travel, including travel out of state as part of an internship primarily located in Vermont.
  3. No other domestic travel outside of the state of Vermont will be allowed for University sponsored or SGA/GSS sponsored extra-curricular activities.
  4. Given current levels of uncertainty, no student international travel (including graduate and medical students) will be approved until at least August 15th 2021.
  5. In the case of any specific waiver requests, and in preparation for a decision regarding fall 2021 student travel, the University will adhere to the current (November 2019) guidelines regarding Review of International Travel Involving Students, which preclude travel to countries with Level 4, and in most cases, Level 3 Department of State advisories.

Sincerely,
Richard H. Cate
Vice President for Finance and Administration

 

To the Campus Community,

This message is to notify you that the addendum to the existing UVM Travel Policy has been revised for summer 2021 travel, and reflect the most current state and University requirements.

The addendum offers guidelines for allowable domestic and international travel for academic and UVM business purposes, as well as for leisure travel that will affect an employee’s work due to mandatory quarantining.

The situation will be reviewed in June 2021, at which time fall 2021 guidelines will be issued, with the understanding that the situation is fluid and subject to change as the Vermont Governor’s Office and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) requirements are updated. For this reason, students, faculty and staff should not purchase tickets for fall 2021 travel until fall 2021 guidelines are available. Should conditions improve which allow travel to resume sooner than fall 2021, this addendum will be revised and communicated accordingly. The policy of holding travel expenditures made on PurCards pending approval of travel will continue until further notice.

Sincerely,
Richard H. Cate
Vice President for Finance and Administration

PUBLISHED

04-07-2021
Richard Cate, VP for Finance and Administration