News & Announcements

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Real ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID deadline and will not begin to enforce the use of REAL ID until May 3, 2023. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Delta Extends Middle Seat Blocking Through April 30

Delta Air Lines will continue its capacity controls, including blocking middle seats, through the end of April, the carrier announced. The new date is a one-month extension of the carrier's previous update to the policy.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

U.S. to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests for All International Visitors

Effective January 26, 2021, the U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to the United States.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Airlines warn travelers: Emotional support animals will no longer be permitted

U.S. air carriers are warning passengers they may soon have to leave their emotional support rabbits, hamsters, cats and turkeys at home.

Friday, December 18, 2020

United to Ask All Passengers for Contact-Tracing Information

United Airlines during the next few weeks will begin asking all passengers during check-in to voluntarily provide contact information to assist any contract-tracing efforts, the carrier announced Wednesday. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Amtrak Enables Digital Wallet Payments via Web and App

Amtrak passengers can now pay for tickets via digital wallet services Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal, on Amtrak's website and mobile app. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Amtrak is going cashless on board the trains and in the stations

Starting Friday, March 27, 2020, Amtrak is going cashless on board the trains and in the stations.  The Service Adjustments page on has also been updated:  https://www.amtra

Monday, March 16, 2020

Travel Program FAQs Related to Covid-19

The University Travel Program has developed a list of FAQs related to Covid-19. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Reduced Fares on Amtrak Mean Additional Ticket Restrictions

On March 1, 2020, Amtrak began offering deeply discounted tickets and reduced fares. To make these lowered fares feasible, Amtrak is implementing a few more restrictions on tickets.  In an effort to better fit each customer’s need, Amtrak is revising the following:

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Notice Regarding Travel To and From China

Until further notice, no students, faculty, or staff will be approved to travel to mainland China on University business or as part of a University-sponsored program. We strongly recommend deferring other types of travel (leisure, personal interest) for the foreseeable future.