Please read the latest information below related to the COVID-19 impact on travel:
In an effort to assist travelers with navigating COVID-19 related impacts the University has put together a FAQ. As the situation and impacts are constantly evolving travelers should check back to this page for updates to the document and guidelines.
University-Sponsored Travel Outside of Connecticut is Suspended: Though not an executive branch agency, UConn wishes to act in keeping with the governor’s goals. Effective immediately, all domestic and international, university-sponsored travel outside of the state by faculty and staff is suspended until further notice. Any exception needs to be approved by university leadership.
Requests for Travel Exceptions: If you believe an exception should be made for your planned travel, please make a request in writing to the appropriate operational leadership office to whom you report, meaning the President (for units that report directly to the President’s office), Provost, Executive Vice President for Administration/CFO, or the CEO of UConn Health. Each request will be evaluated and a response will be provided.
Travel Updates: In consultation with the Governor’s office, the university may determine what is or is not essential employee travel and will provide you with any updates.
The Travel Office provides a business partnership with all UConn Health travelers. The office processes all guest travel authorizations, parking passes, travel advances, and registrations. It is responsible for back billing expenses to departments who use the Institutional credit card to purchased airfare and/or registrations to educationally sponsored events.
What We Do
The Travel Office is responsible for knowing and communicating the Travel and Entertainment policies and procedures for UConn Health. We guide users when questions arise and are responsible for filing all travel authorizations for audit and other university purposes. The Travel Office is responsible for managing the university travel agency billing, registration processing via a UConn Health credit card, processing travel advances facilitating Bradley International Airport parking passes and processing all guest travel including debarring the guest/candidate.
UConn Health’s primary regulation is that all business travel must be approved before the traveler leaves for the trip and before any prepayments can be made.
The Travel Office will provide the highest level of customer service, and promises to:
- Greet you with a smile.
- Be respectful and courteous at all times.
- Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.
- Provide accurate answers and information.
- Go the extra mile to ensure a positive experience for you.