The university continues to update its policies and procedures in light of new guidance regarding our response to the ongoing global pandemic. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about those updates.

Travel Restrictions

The CDC advises that remaining at home is the best way to protect yourself from contracting or spreading the virus, as some people who are infected may exhibit no symptoms. If you are considering domestic travel, consult the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker to learn about outbreaks in the area where you are planning travel and your home state's guidance for self-quarantine for those who have traveled out of state.

The university is requesting that anyone who has traveled outside the United States or within the United States, but outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware track their travel within TUportal. This information can be submitted on the Return to Campus page using the Travel Tracker.

Temple University Japan faculty and staff have a different requirement. See the TUJ FAQ.

For your own safety, you should stay up to date on the travel guidelines of reputable international and federal agencies and current federal quarantines. See the CDC’s latest travel notices and the U.S. Department of State’s travel advisories. The World Health Organization also has information and advice about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic on its website.

International Travel

The CDC advises that anyone who has recently traveled internationally should stay home and closely monitor their own health for 14 days upon return to the U.S.

Most importantly, if you develop a fever, cough or have difficulty breathing, you should immediately contact health care professionals—your family physician, local health authorities, or Student Health Services. You should call before visiting any health care provider so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

Personal Travel

In light of significant COVID-19 outbreaks in various sections of the U.S., Temple University has suspended all student domestic travel for the fall semester. Students who feel that their trip cannot be rescheduled and is necessary as part of their degree can submit a petition to the Provost’s Office. Anyone who travels to the areas listed on the Philadelphia Department of Public Health website on their own is advised to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days after returning to the Philadelphia area.

Temple Now Updates

Throughout the spread of the novel coronavirus around the globe, and as we begin planning for campus return scenarios, Temple has maintained communication with our students, faculty and staff, in order to keep our community safe, healthy and informed. You can view all news items in one place.