FAQ: Travel & Study Abroad

As you make plans for traveling, please keep these recommendations and safety measures in mind. We recognize the significance of these measures to members of our campus community and are committed to providing support. Our top priority is the health and safety of our campus and community.

  • Minot State University has canceled all University-funded and sponsored international travel outside the US. Any MSU-sponsored/funded student trips to domestic locations must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis until further notice. If you have such travel planned with a student or group of students, please contact VP Harmon, VP Geller, or President Shirley. MSU will work with students, faculty, and staff to address any financial implications as a result of this decision. This only applies to University-funded/sponsored travel. Please use this University-funded travel cancellation letter for documentation to assist in reimbursement of travel expenses. 
  • If you plan to travel domestically or out of the country, you may experience delays or restrictions, including returning to the U.S. or North Dakota. Please refer to the North Dakota Department of Health Travel Quarantine Orders and check for CDC travel advisories prior to traveling.
  • Persons that are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their medical provider regarding travel to COVID-19 affected regions.
  • Adhere to basic prevention guidelines.
  • Avoid unnecessary domestic and international travel.

A: If you are returning to North Dakota from international travel, go to the North Dakota Department of Health Travel Quarantine Orders page or contact the NDDOH at 701-328-2372 before you return to receive further information and instructions. If you are returning from traveling outside of North Dakota, it is recommended that you self-quarantine for 14 days. 

All travelers returning from areas where there are cases of COVID-19:

  • For 2 weeks after your trip – watch your health.
  • Stay home if you feel sick. If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your provider or complete this NDDOH COVID-19 Travel Survey and follow the instructions.
  • You can also call the NDDoH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-866-207-2880
  • If you are having an emergency go to the ER or call 911.
  • Please call ahead before visiting your medical provider.
  • If you do not have a provider, here is a list of Community Healthcare Walk-in Clinics
  • For further assistance call student health, 701-858-3371
  • There are several measures you can take to prepare your home if you or someone else in the home is returning from travel. Be prepared and follow these recommendations on how to get your home ready.

A: A frequently updated list of postponements and cancellations is available.