Travel Information and Alerts

State Department Information, Alerts and Warnings

Students who have a compelling need to travel must complete and submit an exemption request here. In addition, the student will need to submit an Addendum to the Travel Terms and Conditions (PDF), signed by him/her and a parent via email to the Travel Oversight Group, Any questions about the travel exemption request process should be directed to

U.S. Department of State International Travel Information

Travel Warnings

U.S. State Department Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.

Travel Alerts

U.S. State Department Travel Alerts are issued to describe shorter-term issues that may impact the safety and security of U.S. travelers. The University may prohibit travel to countries when an alert has been issued.

U.S. State Department International Travel Alerts and Warnings

Laptop Travel Restrictions for Encryption Software

If you will be traveling outside the U.S. with a laptop or other mobile computer that has encryption software installed (whether the computer belongs to the University or is your personal property), you should be aware that this type of technology may be subject to a number of controls by the U.S. and other countries. All travelers who will be carrying or shipping encryption technology out of the U.S. are strongly encouraged to refer to Technology Guidelines for International Travel.