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Poly Travel Reminders

As the campus community comes back from summer break, the university wants to remind Cal Poly staff of the new university travel guidelines. These guidelines have changed since last academic year but are necessary to ensure that the campus population stays safe and healthy when the fall rolls around. To get you back in the groove for all things travel, please see below.

  • Cal Poly has lifted the suspension of non-essential international and domestic travel for all faculty, staff, students. This means that staff and faculty are now able to continue their business and educational trips.

  • Cal Poly will be following the latest travel guidance from the Center for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC). This means that faculty, staff and approving officials should review each travel destination and consider the health and safety of the traveler before departing.

  • Plan before you go. Please assess your own health and identify the current State Travel Restrictions and local health clinics of your destination before making travel plans.

  • All international travel and study abroad requests must be reviewed by the International CenterFor now, students must follow the traditional paper process with international travel. If you’ve got any comments, questions or concerns please direct them to the experts! Remember that high-hazard locations will also need approval from the provost.

  • Cal Poly has implemented Concur Travel and Expense as our new travel management system. Concur is a comprehensive web-based tool that integrates travel requests, travel reservations and expense reporting, including an automated approval workflow process all in one system. To access Concur, log into your Campus Portal under applications. Within the comments section of the Concur Request please enter your attestation of vaccination and book all travel with the Travel Concur Card if possible.

  • After traveling, talk with your supervisor and follow Cal Poly departmental guidelines for health and safety to return to the office. This includes unvaccinated travelers getting a test 3-5 days after travel and reducing nonessential activities for seven days, even if your test is negative.

This information is specific to travel impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation remains very dynamic, please keep continue to keep up to date with all Cal Poly travel guidelines. Additionally, always remember to wear your mask to protect your community! The university looks forward to having a healthy fall.​