Policy - Spring Term & Summer Travel

Travel Policy for the College of Wooster

The College of Wooster is committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff, and to the larger City of Wooster community.

We are also committed to meet our mission, serve our students and live our values in during the extraordinary disruptions presented by COVID-19.

Based on the best available current public health guidance, the College of Wooster will have the following policies for College-sponsored travel for the period May 9-August 25, 2021. If the public health situation changes during this time, this policy may be revised.

  • We are allowing College-sponsored travel for students domestically starting this summer after Commencement, but not internationally, with the exception of officially sponsored study abroad programs led by third-party providers that are run through the Global Engagement Office.
  • Students may NOT travel independently to international destinations using college funding (e.g., Copeland funding, APEX Fellowships, and other available research-related funding). 
  • Students may need to travel via bus, car, or air; these are all approved. High-quality and properly fitted masks are required.
  • While the College encourages internships that are run remotely, we are allowing in-person, domestic internships: students may travel and live in a location away from their homes, but not if it involves international travel.
  • All students who plan in-person domestic College-sponsored experiences, whether in the city of Wooster or other off-campus site will complete all safety and liability documentation required by the Office of Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement. 
  • International students may complete internships in their home countries, also following safety protocols.

While the College will not constrain personal travel by staff and faculty, it reserves the right to ask that those who have travelled may need to quarantine or be tested upon return, depending on public health guidance.