All non-essential university travel, both international and domestic (including travel by motor vehicle), is suspended until further notice. Information about study abroad programs is available in academics.
What You Need to Know
- All non-essential university travel, both international and domestic (including local travel by motor vehicle) was suspended on March 15, 2020. Faculty and Staff should visit travel.uoregon.edu for the latest news and process updates regarding essential travel requests.
Individuals are advised to review travel-related guidance from the state of Oregon, individual state or local health departments, and CDC guidelines when considering personal travel. You do not need to submit a waiver for personal travel.
Visitors with official business are permitted on campus. UO staff should remind visitors and guests about the UO face covering requirements and to stay home if they’ve had symptoms in the last 72 hours.
Types of Travel
Traveling to Eugene
Can I travel to campus from another location?
Those with university-related business—faculty, staff, students, visitors, and vendors—are permitted on campus at this time, but you must follow all guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority [en Español].
Building access is limited, 24 hours a day, to those with card or key access. Many interior spaces, such as classrooms, will remain locked and can be opened only by custodial staff or UOPD. For questions about building access, please call UOPD at 541-346-2919, ext. 2.
Unless an employee has received clearance from their supervisor or organizational leadership as part of their department or unit's approved campus activities, all employees are expected to submit their request to visit campus via the appropriate form:
- Instructors: Building access requests for remote teaching form
- Researchers and Research Staff: OVPRI on-campus research form
- Administrative Personnel: Critical administrative activity submission form
Before coming to campus, you are required to conduct a symptom self-check for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to campus if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
On campus, you are required to wear face coverings inside buildings and outside when physical distancing is not possible. The UO will make face coverings available to those who need them, and individuals may choose to wear their own personal face coverings.
Is it safe to travel to Eugene?
If you travel to the Eugene area from other locations in the United States, we encourage you to follow the CDC guidelines for travel within the United States.
If you are traveling to campus from outside of the US, please refer to guidance from International Student and Scholar Services.
I am an international student. Can I come back to campus for fall term?
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will help international students make plans for the fall term. More information is available with fall 2020 guidance for continuing students.
Traveling from Eugene
Is UO-sponsored travel permitted?
All nonessential university travel, both international and domestic (including local travel by motor vehicle), is suspended until further notice.
Faculty and staff may submit a travel waiver petition for essential travel—with the approval of their respective dean or vice president—to the Incident Management Team's Travel Advisory Group using the travel waiver request form. You must send the request at least 7 business days before travel to obtain approval.
More information and guidance on UO travel can be found at the Office of the Provost's travel information.
What is the UO policy on personal travel?
You do not need to submit a waiver for personal travel.
During fall term, will you be tracking and testing students, faculty, and staff who have traveled or left school during the weekend or school breaks?
We will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance for institutions of higher education.
Does the university have travel insurance to cover my trip cancellation?
The UO’s supplemental travel insurance policy provides coverage for medical care while traveling abroad and security evacuation. The trip cancellation benefit applies if an insured person has been advised by a physician that they are not medically fit to travel due to an illness or injury.