Travel

Updated April 5, 2021

All university-sponsored international travel is suspended indefinitely. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips between now and then.

University-sponsored non-essential domestic (in-state and out-of-state) travel is also suspended indefinitely. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips.

MSU Extension educators and staff should proceed as directed by MSU Extension Director.

Determining What Approvals You Need

  • University-sponsored domestic travel (in-state, out-of-state and international) will be limited to business essential travel.
  • Where possible, teleconferencing options are encouraged to replace or complement in-person meetings and events.

CANR, AgBioResearch and MSU Extension have worked to streamline the travel waiver process. BEFORE submitting a travel wavier, click on the COVID Waiver Travel Request Process table (PDF) to determine which process to follow. Questions can be directed to Dr. Jim Kells (kells@msu.edu).

COVID Travel Waiver Request Process Table

March 23, 2021, Domestic Travel and Meeting Update

Travel Waiver Submission Requests Step-by-Step

(NOTE: See above to determine if your activity requires a travel waiver.)

When submitting waivers (using this Domestic Travel Waiver Request form), use the email subject line: TRAVEL WAIVER, Unit Code (e.g., FOR), Name of Traveler (e.g., J. Smith)

  1. Initiated from the student, faculty or staff.
  2. Send to the department chair or school or institute director for approval. Unit leaders do not need to sign the form.
  3. The chair/director sends their decision (email approval) to Senior Associate Dean Kelly Millenbah, millenba@msu.edu (with cc: to Lisa Duffey, lduffey@msu.edu) who will review with college leadership.
  4. The college will alert unit leader of approval.
  5. The unit leader will alert traveler of approval.

Domestic Travel Waiver Request Form

Chairs and school directors are asked to please keep a record of any faculty or staff who are traveling in or out of state from your department, this includes those who have blanket authorizations. Normal policies governing travel authorizations still apply. It is wise for those who travel to keep a record of people with whom they have been in contact.

Essential Non-Research Project

When submitting essential non-research project (using this Essential Non-Research Project Request Waiver Form), use the email subject line: ESSENTIAL NON-RESEARCH PROJECT, Unit Code (e.g., FOR), Name of Traveler (e.g., J. Smith)

  1. Initiated from the student, faculty or staff.
  2. Send to the department chair or school or institute director for approval. Unit leaders do not need to sign the form.
  3. The chair/director sends their decision (email approval) to Senior Associate Dean Kelly Millenbah, millenba@msu.edu (with cc: to Lisa Duffey, lduffey@msu.edu) who will review with college leadership.
  4. The college will alert unit leader of approval.
  5. The unit leader will alert traveler of approval.

Essential Non-Research Project Request Form