Travel Information

Airport Transportation

Aiport transportation is being provided by Wooster Transit and Lyft. If you need assistance making arrangements, please contact dos@wooster.edu

Accommodations for Families Traveling to Wooster

No student is allowed to stay overnight in their room beyond March 19 at 8 p.m. unless provided written approval by the Dean of Students’ Office.

The Hampton Inn is offering a rate of $79/per night, including boxed breakfast. Call them at 330-345-4424. Carry out dinner is available. Carry out dinner is available.

The Quality Inn is offering a rate of $60/per night, including a hot breakfast.

Financial Assistance for Travel

If you are unable to afford travel and need financial assistance, please contact the Dean of Students’ Office at dos@wooster.edu.

College-sponsored Travel

Official college travel will be limited, and most college-sponsored travel (for students, staff and faculty) is suspended through at least April 5.

  1. College-sponsored travel to areas with CDC level 3 warnings is not permitted.
  2. Those currently traveling internationally should register with Department of State’s STEP program to ensure they receive up to date information and support.
  3. Staff and faculty who must travel before April 5 need permission from their Vice President, or Chief Officer, or from the Provost.
  4. Those cancelling trips should seek refunds as much as possible. Many conferences, airlines and hotels are providing extra flexibility at this time. Please contact the Provost or Vice President for Finance and Business if you have expenses that you find cannot be refunded.
  5. Students who are studying off-campus should continue to follow the guidance of their hosting programs, who have local knowledge about travel and health resources. Students and families with questions or concerns should contact Candace Chenoweth in the Office of Global Engagement (330)-263-2074.
  6. Students who are currently on college-sponsored spring-break trips should discuss plans with their trip leaders, who are in touch with campus support.

The situation is changing rapidly, and other countries could be added to the CDC list in the coming days and weeks. In addition to the medical risks posed by the coronavirus, there are significant travel difficulties both going into and leaving the countries with these health warnings, including health screenings and quarantine orders of up to 14 days.

CDC notes increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that have denied port entry rights to ships and prevented passengers from disembarking. In some cases, local authorities have permitted disembarkation but subjected passengers to local quarantine procedures. While the U.S. government has evacuated some cruise ship passengers in recent weeks, repatriation flights should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under the potential risk of quarantine by local authorities.