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Keuka College COVID-19 Student Off-Campus Travel Policy

Students should remain on campus as much as possible. Students are advised that travel off-campus greatly increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and places us all at risk. Students are not permitted to travel back and forth between their hometowns and campus except under extreme need. Students who travel for reasons other than those listed below are in direct violation of the Student Code of Conduct which may lead to suspension or dismissal from the College. An extreme need may include, but is not limited to:

  • Off-campus job essential for income or future employment
  • Family emergency
  • Doctors visits or other medical needs
  • Religious or spiritual obligation
  • Mental health care 

All students who will be traveling and staying off-campus for more than 24 hours must complete the Student Off-Campus Travel Form at least two business days prior to their departure. Completing this form will ensure that the College is aware of your travel. Once you have submitted the form, formal approval is not required prior to your travel. Students are not permitted to travel to any red-zone counties in NYS, non-contiguous states in the United States, or any international countries under any circumstances unless otherwise approved by the Dean of Students. Students will receive weekly notification of the restricted counties, but should also verify the status of the county they will be traveling to by using the NYS COVID-19 Hot Spot Lookup tool prior to traveling. It will be the responsibility of the student to alter their travel plans if the county they plan to travel to becomes a red zone. 

Travel to a red-zone county is prohibited and can only be authorized by the Dean of Students. Any requests must be made by completing the travel form at least five days prior to your desired travel date and await approval from the Dean of Students.

If you have an off-campus job with a regular schedule, please indicate that on the form and, if you are able to provide a copy of your work schedule from your employer and/or letter from your employer on company letterhead, you will not need to complete this form for every shift.

While traveling off-campus for one of the above extreme needs you are only approved to engage in that particular event or appointment. Please note that all Keuka College COVID-19 restrictions and policies related to social gatherings and appropriate safety measures are still in effect. Students who fail to comply with this process may be subject to mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing.They may also be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct -- which may lead to suspension or dismissal from the College.