Students electing to be in Tompkins County for the spring semester are expected to remain in Tompkins County for the entire semester (unless you are a commuter from a nearby county). This applies whether you have declared remote status for academics or will be attending classes in person. Once you arrive in the Ithaca area, you must remain here until the end of the semester - please do not travel home or other locations to visit family or friends or invite individuals into the Tompkins County area to visit. If you have a personal/family emergency or an in-person internship, field placement, or clinical rotation requirement that your Dean's Office confirms is critical to your academic progress and cannot be satisfied within Tompkins County, please check out the below "callout box" for more information on how to submit an Emergency Travel Request form.
The status of individual locations, as reported by the CDC, is changing rapidly and may be reclassified during travel, creating potential travel issues and the possibility of required testing and/or quarantine upon return. Individuals choosing to travel to non-contiguous states, U.S. Territories, or Level 2 or higher countries internationally should be mindful of the New York State Travel Advisory which will be enforced by the college at the individual’s cost. Travel significantly increases the risk of importing the virus into the Ithaca area, potentially compromising our collective goal of completing an on-campus experience.