Effective immediately, University travel outside the state – both domestic and international is restricted until further notice due to UNC System directives and public health concerns. In-state travel is permitted under certain circumstances.

All travel is considered an exception and must be approved by both the Department Head and the Chancellor or the Chancellor’s designee. Travel exception approvals are required before booking and expending funds. Otherwise, expenses will be not be reimbursed.

All travel exception requests must be submitted via the Travel Exception Form which could be located on the Business and Finance website under forms.

Exception approval process:

- Faculty (including visitors), post docs, graduate students, researchers – Approved by the Dean, VC of Research (if Grant funded), and Provost/Designee.

- Staff – Approved by the respective Vice Chancellor and the Chancellor/Designee

- Athletics Recruiting – Approved by the Athletics Director and the Chancellor/Designee

- Student Travel – Approved by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Chancellor/ Designee

In-State Travel

- Permitted if event is consistent with state guidance on large gatherings or University travel authorizations.

- If not consistent, the travel is not permitted, unless approved via the approval exception process.

Upon return, students, faculty, and staff may be asked to self-quarantine. The travel exception process is a preliminary step to, not in lieu of, the standing travel authorization process. Approvers are expected to review, and approve or deny, travel authorization requests per their normal standard operating procedures. Approved exception requests should be uploaded into Chrome River as part of the required documentation. Approval of travel exceptions may be revoked or adjusted at any time as deemed appropriate by university leadership due to changes in risk locally, the area in which travel is planned, and travel conveyances; and will be communicated to the traveler as appropriate.