Returning to Campus from Abroad and Within the U.S.

Monday, Jul 6, 2020

The University continues to track domestic and international travel conditions as they will impact travel plans for returning students, faculty and staff. Given the risks of any form of travel during the pandemic period, students, faculty and staff should expect that significant travel restrictions will remain in place throughout the academic year.

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus from abroad

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain guidance on current travel restrictions and quarantine recommendations for those who wish to enter the United States from abroad. Anyone traveling to campus from abroad are expected to follow these guidelines, as well as applicable New Jersey and University protocols. All travelers must fill out this confidential form during the week prior to their return to campus (not before that week). This is both for those on University-sponsored and personal travel.

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus from within the United States

New Jersey has issued a travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 are expected to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New Jersey. For students, this means they will need to quarantine in their campus residence upon arrival on campus. This advisory may also affect faculty and staff who have been away from campus, including for vacation, and are returning to New Jersey within 14 days of the beginning of the academic year. All students, faculty and staff returning to campus from one of the states listed on the New Jersey travel advisory must fill out this confidential form during the week prior to their return to campus (not before that week). This is both for those on University-sponsored and personal travel.

Given that a portion of the student population will not be returning to campus until late August, it is possible that this advisory and/or the list of states will change. The University is monitoring the state travel advisory daily and will make arrangements to comply with any quarantine requirements as students return to campus. Specific guidance will be provided later in July.  The state advisory FAQs are available online.