Petition for University-Sponsored Travel During COVID-19 Crisis
This form should be completed by:
the supervisor for a group of employees traveling together
the faculty member or staff member who assumes oversight responsibility for University-
sponsored travel by an individual student or a group of students
individual employees seeking approval for University-sponsored travel if not traveling as part of
a group
Individual students may not petition for approval for University-sponsored travel; such travel must be
overseen by a faculty or staff member who seeks approval for the student’s travel by completing this
form. University-sponsored travel arrangements must only be booked by the University.
NOTE: Approval for University-sponsored travel must be obtained before travel is booked. If
approval has not been granted in advance, employees will need to reimburse the University for any
incurred expenses, and employees or students will not be reimbursed if they have booked travel
using personal resources
Name of person seeking approval:
Contact phone number: Email:
pose of the proposed trip:
Dates of the proposed trip:
Destination(s) of trip:
Can the trip’s purpose be accomplished without travel?
Yes No
*If no, please describe why the function cannot be suitably achieved through alternate means:
Name of each person who will travel
add rows where necessary
Traveler Name
Please provide the following travel details
List all overnight accommodations (indicate if hotel, residence hall, or other form of accommodation
along with the address):
All modes of travel planned and anticipated (Indicate if there are stop-overs or layovers in excess of one
hour. Include public transportation, car rental, ride share):
How will you/ group have meals (if meals will be in restaurants, please indicate current ordinances,
including capacity restrictions):
Itinerary of trip (include all intended points of interest and attractions):
Travel resources (Consult prior to submission of Petition to Travel)
Suffolk University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory
CDC Considerations for Travelers - Coronavirus in the US
CDC Preventing Getting Sick
State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Health Department Search
Massachusetts Travel Guidance
Travel considerations checklist
Will your trip include field research?
Yes No
*If yes, please describe the type of field research and location(s):
Are you heading to a remote location?
Yes No
*If yes, are medical, transportation, and food services available at your destination?
Does the travel include partnership with any organization or university? _ Yes
*If yes, please describe the COVID-19 control measures or place a web link to organization’s COVID-19
information page. If there are multiple organizations involved, please link all here.
Please describe the residence accommodations provided by the organization for all travelers:
Does the residence accommodation have a plan in place for self-isolation for positive COVID-19 cases?
Yes No
*If yes please describe or link web page here:
Does the local or state government at your destination require you to quarantine after arriving? Yes
*If yes, please describe how you intend to follow the guidelines. Please include where all travelers will
quarantine and plans for meals and medical care if needed.
oes the local or state government where you live require you to stay home or quarantine after traveling?
Current guidance for Massachusetts residents
Yes No
*If yes, are you able to stay at home or quarantine?
eview the local health department and government restrictions for your destination. Please indicate how
any of the restrictions will impact your trip.
lease indicate the emergency evacuation process for you and/ or the group in the event that you are
ordered to leave as a result of COVID-19 during the planned trip.
lease describe the contingency plans you will use for illness, isolation, or quarantine of students and staff
during the trip, including specific plans should the leader of the trip become ill.
Do you have any concerns about your trip that you would like to discuss with Risk Management?
*If yes, please indicate here:
Please acknowledge that you have answered questions accurately, reviewed the travel resources
identified above, are comfortable traveling and will follow all federal and state guidelines during
your trip and upon return.
Signature Date:
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Routing instructions
Revenue generating business travel (*note exception below)
o Faculty will submit form to their department chair. Department chair will submit form to
the academic dean. Dean will submit form to Provost.
o Staff will submit form to division head. Division head will submit form to Senior VP for
Finance and Administration.
Faculty initials
Department chair initials
Academic dean initials
Division head initials
*Exception: If the requested travel meets all of the following criteria, the form may be approved
by the division head or dean -
o Travel will use an automobile owned or rented by the traveler
o The destination is one of the states currently included by Massachusetts in the category
that does not require quarantine upon return. current guidelines
o The travel does not include an overnight stay
Academic programming
o Faculty: will submit to their department chair who will submit form to the academic
dean. Dean will submit form to Provost.
o Staff trip supervisor will submit form to their division head. Division head will submit
form to Provost.
Faculty Initials
Department chair initials
cademic dean initials
ivision head initials
Co-Curricular - Form will be submitted to Dean of Students Colleges/ Law School who will
submit to Risk Management.
Dean of Students initials