I am planning to travel for personal reasons. Is it OK to travel?
All travel (both in-region and out-of-region) during the pandemic is strongly discouraged, except under exceptional circumstances. In general, exceptional circumstances are those in which your physical presence is essential (e.g., the death or life-threatening illness of a close family member,). While we understand that travel for other important life events (e.g., family reunions, vacations, holidays, weddings) may be very important to you, it is not truly essential during a pandemic.
If you are an AS&E (including SMFA) undergraduate and graduate students, you must register in advance of any such exceptional travel during the semester with the Dean of Student Affairs office. In addition, if you are attending classes or using campus facilities in person and choose to travel during the Thanksgiving break (whether in-state or out-of-state, as well as local travel to a gathering), you cannot return to campus; you must finish the semester remotely, unless you request and obtain approval for a rare exceptional circumstance, from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.