Domestic Travel Registry will track university-related student travel

Sept. 17, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for the University of Missouri to efficiently account for and be better positioned to communicate effectively with MU students participating in university-related domestic travel, in addition to what we already do for students participating in university-related international travel.

Effective starting this semester, all student university-related domestic travel will now be tracked in the Domestic Travel Registry. The University of Missouri currently prohibits all domestic and international non-essential university-related travel. When travel is able to resume, this registry will provide an efficient and effective way for MU to know the location of and communicate with students participating in university-related domestic travel in the case of a crisis or event that has the potential to negatively impact their health, safety or security.

All MU graduate and undergraduate students traveling individually or in groups outside of Missouri and the adjoining metropolitan areas are required to register travel that meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Partially or fully funded by the University of Missouri.
  • Related to an MU course or curriculum requirement.
  • Organized by an MU faculty or staff member within the scope of their MU employment.

This policy does not apply to University of Missouri Athletics. It also does not apply to travel by student organizations unless the travel meets one or more of the criteria above.

Please direct any questions about the Domestic Travel Registry to the Office of International Health, Safety and Security (globalhealthsafety@missouri.edu).