COVID-19 Procedures

Travel Outside of Connecticut

The President has lifted the requirement to review all out-of-state travel requests for travel on and after July 1, 2021. Until that time, please continue to follow the guidance below:

The University has suspended all faculty, staff, and student travel outside of Connecticut that is financially supported and/or approved by the University until June 30, 2021, unless an exception is granted by President Toro. Requests for exception should be directed to Courtney McDavid in the President's Office at

If personal or professional travel occurs, you are required to follow the instructions on the State of Connecticut Covid 19 Response website, including any applicable requirements to self-quarantine upon return from travel. Travelers must also follow CDC guidelines for non-essential travel, including domestic and international travel (click here for CDC Travel Health Information).

If you travel beyond Connecticut's borders and a quarantine is required, please contact Norma Rivera at 860.262.2305 or by email at for procedures related to your return to work.

If an exception is approved, the travel request must be approved by your supervisor and the travel office via Concur before travel bookings are made.

Guidance Related to Cancellation of Trips

The University recognizes that the cancellation of trips, may result in some expenses not being refundable. Each traveler should make every effort to seek refunds for any expense incurred to date that cannot be avoided even with a trip cancellation.

If after attempting to eliminate the expense, there is either an expense charged to a University p-card, or a reimbursement owed to you, then the attached Travel Cancellation Form will need to be completed and signed by the applicable Executive Committee member.

In accordance with CSCU travel policy, expenses should not be incurred prior to the approval of a travel request by the Travel Office. Consideration of these extenuating situations will also require the completion of the attached Exception Form.

Given this process will be case by case, it will take some amount of time to process travel reimbursements. Travel reimbursements will be processed in order of date the trip was approved and/or the date a completed travel request was submitted to the travel office for approval.

Please continue to check the Travel Webpage for additional guidance and Q&As and the most effective means of reaching the Travel Office, if you have additional questions, will be via our email box at

Bradley International Airport

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the courtesy employee parking program is suspended until further notice as all surface parking lots at Bradley International Airport are currently closed. State employees traveling on business will be directed to park in the parking garage and will need to pay for parking upon exiting. Travelers will need to seek reimbursement from the agency requiring their travel upon return.

Last Updated 4/28/2021