This information is part of the University's pandemic travel policy.

  • To limit the possibility of transmission from outside of the community and in order to be able to conduct contract tracing, if necessary, all guests visiting campus offices must be registered using the Campus Visitor Registration form
  • Guests on campus are expected to comply with all applicable travel advisories and the Commitment to Community Health and carefully monitor changing restrictions.
  • Guests, including family members, alumni, and current students not living in the residence halls, are not permitted in any University-owned residence at any time this summer. This includes traditional residence halls, Broad Street houses, University apartments, and townhouses.
  • Hosting guests from outside the University (invited speakers and artists, consultants, and alumni, etc.) must adhere to current Gathering Guidelines, potentially including consultation with the Event Safety Group.

Vaccination Status/Previous Infection

The CDC recommends and Colgate strongly encourages that, if you must travel and you are eligible, you get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Evidence continues to support the early findings that vaccines are efficacious against currently known variants of the virus and are effective in preventing asymptomatic transmission. According to the CDC, you are not considered fully vaccinated until it has been at least two weeks since your second dose of a two-dose series like the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or it’s been two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine like the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

In accordance with guidance from the New York State Department of Health, vaccination status does exempt individuals from travel and close contact quarantine or post-arrival testing, but the University reserves the right to continue these practices for the health and safety of our community. 

This travel policy remains in effect for everyone, even if you have been vaccinated or recovered from a COVID-19 infection.