Updated Student Travel/Student-Affiliated Group Travel Guidelines – Effective Jan. 4, 2022

By | November 22, 2021

The following update regarding College-related student travel was sent to the campus community on Nov. 22, 2021.

Dear Students:
Please read below for updated guidelines on College-related student travel, which will go into effect January 4, 2022.
  • Students traveling for any reason, including academic-related activities, are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 within 2-3 days prior to the planned travel event. 
  • Do not travel if: 

    • You feel unwell 

    • You are unvaccinated and have been identified as a close contact 

    • You have tested positive and have not completed a 10-day isolation period 

    • You are awaiting COVID-19 test results 

  • Students traveling for any reason are also encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 soon after travel, preferably within 3-5 days. Self-monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days following travel. 

  • While traveling in cars, please ensure all are masked and the windows are open at least a little to ensure adequate and constant circulation of fresh air.  

  • When traveling by bus or other public transportation, face coverings are recommended in accordance with CDC and SC DHEC guidance. 

  • If travel involves overnight stays, limit the number of people to a hotel room (e.g. one person per bed) to help minimize transmission of infection should someone become positive unknowingly during the trip. 

  • Consult with CDC guidance to ensure maximal safety while traveling: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html  

  • Faculty/staff advisors, team captains and student organization leaders are required to keep a roster of College of Charleston students who are participating in travel related to events, practices, scrimmages or matches/games. These lists should be maintained for EVERY event affiliated with the College. If contact tracing is necessary, these lists must be given to Student Health Services at a moment’s notice should contact tracing be necessary. 

    • If travel participant rosters are not kept per event, all unvaccinated students exposed to positive cases as part of the traveling event will be required to quarantine per CDC, SC DHEC and CofC guidance. 

  • Professors wishing to travel with students when vaccine validation is required should reach out to Lee Penny pennyll@cofc.edu in Student Health Services to obtain FERPA forms and information about the protocol to verify vaccine status of those traveling. 



CofC COVID-19 Leadership Team