As of March 13, 2020 all university-related domestic or international travel is suspended and prohibited. This applies to all RFU students, staff, and faculty. This includes attendance at all international events, such as conferences, speaking engagements, research activities, global health activities, etc. If you are travelling domestically or internationally for personal reasons, please notify RFU via the Travel Registration Form. If you are unable to upload your travel itinerary due to working remotely, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already purchased airline, hotel, and/or conference registrations that fall within the March 5-September 1 timeframe, please cancel your reservations. Most airlines and hotels are waiving cancellation fees, but if your airline or hotel imposes a penalty, RFU will absorb the costs. Any penalties applied to reservations made with personal funds will be reimbursed by the university with appropriate documentation. Requests for this type of cancellation penalty reimbursement must be submitted to the Finance Department, along with your documentation and a completed Travel, Entertainment & Miscellaneous Expense Report.
Faculty and staff should submit completed forms to the Finance Department directly. Students should submit their requests to the Office of Student Life for approval and processing. Please enter “CANCELLED TRAVEL PENALTY” in the department name field when completing the form so Finance can process the requests appropriately.
If your international travel is scheduled to take place after September 1, 2020, you do not need to change anything at this time. The oversight committee will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and may extend travel restrictions beyond September 1 as new information becomes available or new guidance is issued by the CDC.
As a reminder, if you are travelling domestically or internationally for personal reasons, please notify RFU via the Travel Registration Form which is on InSite. If you are unable to upload your travel itinerary due to working remotely, please email the information to email@example.com. This applies to all students, staff, and faculty. It allows RFU to provide the most up-to-date information to you regarding your area of travel.