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 between today and April 5 must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you have such travel planned with a student or group of students during this timeframe, 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.
  • If you plan to travel, especially out of the country, you may experience delays or restrictions, including returning to the U.S. Please refer to 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 from a country with widespread ongoing transmission, contact the NDDOH at 701-328-2372 before you return to receive further information and instruction or complete the NDDOH COVID-19 Travel Survey.

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

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