For those students who opt to live away from campus, travel to and from your residence to campus to attend courses is allowed. To be eligible to travel to and from your residence to campus to attend courses, co-curricular or extra-curricular activities, students must reside within a 75 mile radius of campus; these students will be designated as commuters. Students wishing to take advantage of the fall term exception to the residential requirement will need to complete an exemption process to be conducted over the summer.
We expect students to be responsible in limiting personal exposures and to adhere to social distancing while away from campus. Additional student travel restrictions may be enacted once students return to campus, and in cases for students traveling off campus for the duration of their quarantine or isolation. The Health and Safety Committee will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and issue real-time guidance and restrictions as needed.
For University sponsored domestic travel, single day trips, with no overnight component, are preferred whenever possible. Within a vehicle, one person per row of a vehicle is recommended to maintain physical distance; if more than one individual is in a vehicle, face masks should/must be worn. If University travel requires an overnight component, there should be no more than one person per bed per room reserved. Prior to departing campus and each day traveling, individuals are required to monitor their personal health. Individuals who develop symptoms while off-campus should immediately put on a mask, and contact DePauw Health for additional direction.
Extra precautions should be taken by students if traveling by airplane. Wear a face-covering/mask properly and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Individuals should have hand sanitizer, maintain physical distance from others whenever possible, cover their mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing and wash their hands before and after they eat.
International travel for students will be determined by the International Risk Assessment Committee.
These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. (last updated 9.21.20)