Travel Guidance

Domestic Travel

Faculty and staff should coordinate with their supervisors when scheduling domestic travel that is sanctioned and/or sponsored by UD.

For more information about travel during the pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

International Travel

International travel sanctioned and/or sponsored by UD is suspended through the summer 2021 term. Faculty and staff may begin preliminary planning for travel during the 2021-2022 academic year through the group travel planning and approval process. International travel may be canceled based on future pandemic-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and/or others. UD’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force will continue to monitor the situation.

Note: Personal International Travel

Students who are returning from international destinations should continue to self-monitor for 14 days and fill out the University of Dubuque Self-Monitoring Log. Return the completed form to the Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center at StudentHealthCenter@dbq.edu. Student-athletes should return the form to Erin Barsema, athletics health care administrator, at EBarsema@dbq.edu.

For more information about travel during the pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Returning From Travel

Continue to self-monitor for any illness throughout the academic year and with any travel. If your temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, stay home or in your residence hall. Consult your health care provider via an initial phone consultation and contact the following individuals:

  • University of Dubuque Main Campus 
    • Students: Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center at 563.589.3360 or StudentHealthCenter@dbq.edu and your professors
    • Student-Athletes: Erin Barsema, athletics health care administrator, at 563.589.3857 or EBarsema@dbq.edu and your professors 
    • Faculty/Staff: Julie MacTaggart, director of human resources, at 563.589.3619 or JMacTaggart@dbq.edu and your supervisor
  • University of Dubuque LIFE – Dubuque
    • Students/Instructors/Staff: Melissa Gunnelson, senior director of LIFE advising, at 563.589.3123 or MGunnelson@dbq.edu
  • University of Dubuque LIFE – Cedar Rapids
    • Students/Instructors/Staff: Karen Middleswarth, academic advisor at LIFE – Cedar Rapids, at 319.775.0204 or KMiddleswarth@dbq.edu
  • University of Dubuque LIFE – Meridian
    • Students/Instructors/Staff: Esteban Paredes, director of LIFE admission – Meridian, at 785.829.7881 or EParedes@dbq.edu
  • University of Dubuque LIFE – Tempe
    • Students/Instructors/Staff: Heidi Burks, academic director at LIFE – Tempe, at 480.845.0081 or HBurks@dbq.edu