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Travel Policy

Current Travel Status Category: Traditional Travel
California Lutheran University Travel Policy

The California Lutheran University Travel Policy addresses U.S. domestic and international travel parameters for faculty, staff, and students as pertaining to university-related matters. Travel is defined as any activity requiring a person’s physical movement beyond the immediate respective California Lutheran University campus/location-based site beyond a 200-mile radius. While personal travel is independent of the travel policy, Cal Lutheran expects all university constituents engaged in travel to adhere to the university’s re-entry protocol for returning to campus.

All faculty and staff traveling beyond 200 miles of their home campus with students or traveling internationally on a university-sponsored trip must register their trip through the Travel Registry. Students must register their trip any time they travel 200 miles or beyond their home campus. For more information about the travel registry, please visit our Travel Registry Page.

At any point, the university is in one of three travel status categories: Moratorium, Essential, or Traditional. The campus community will be updated with any change in category via the present website and the Cal Lutheran KNOW Policies website.

Travel Policy 2022

Please review the full Travel Policy for California Lutheran University. Questions can be addressed to travelreview@CalLutheran.edu 


Student travel within the 200-mile radius

While it is not required to report student travel within the 200-mile radius, institutional guidance is to use a liability form if the travel is for a university activity. Please see your department head for department-specific requirements.

A general liability form reviewed by legal counsel may be referenced here.