Travel

The situation in the United States is changing every day, with an increase in areas reporting confirmed cases.

The university has suspended all non-essential international travel. The Pandemic Assessment and Coordinating Team (PACT) is monitoring the situation closely and will provide regular updates about travel.

In addition to our restrictions on international travel, university-sponsored domestic travel will require the approval of the provost for academic travel or the senior vice president for Finance and Operations for staff travel. We also ask that all staff and faculty members consider using technology to hold meetings between and across campuses whenever possible.

The university has suspended all non-essential international travel through July 31, 2020. This decision will be reviewed, and this date may be extended.

Faculty, staff, and students who are returning from a country where there is CDC Warning – Level 3 Travel Notice should remain off the university’s campuses and self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. This is consistent with current federal policy requiring a 14-day quarantine or self-monitoring.

Current travel advisory information from the CDC is available.

Saint Mary’s has temporarily halted all study abroad programming. Contact Tracy Lehnertz, associate dean for International Programs, at tlehnert@smumn.edu or 507-457-1694 with questions about study abroad programs if you are a student on the Winona Campus. Contact the appropriate dean with questions about study abroad programs if you are a student on the Twin Cities or Rochester campuses.

As of Jan. 31, 2020, a White House Proclamation has suspended entry into the U.S. as immigrants or nonimmigrants to persons physically present in the People’s Republic of China. 

As of Feb. 29, 2020, another White House Proclamation has suspended entry into the U.S. as immigrants or nonimmigrants to persons physically present in Iran.

As of March 13, 2020, the travel ban has been extended to include from Europe, excluding the United Kingdom, for 30 days.

Saint Mary’s provides a live webcast of both undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies. Those links will be available in April.