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Travel FAQs

Has the College suspended travel to certain locations, or canceled any study abroad programs? 
International travel sponsored by or subsidized by the College has been canceled through the end of December 2020. All College international courses, and international and domestic field studies through April 2021 are canceled.

What factors is the College considering when making decisions about international travel?
U.S. State Department and CDC travel notices; restrictions on entry to many countries for US citizens; mandated quarantines and other restrictions in place in many countries around the globe; limited international flights; restrictions on entry back into the U.S.; potential risks to the College community and our host communities and partners abroad; and the high-level of continued uncertainty surrounding the virus and the state of international travel.

What is the College recommending for the Thanksgiving holiday break?   
Rollins asks students who live on campus to remain in residence over Thanksgiving break to mitigate the risk of COVID transmission. In addition, students living off-campus but attending classes on campus are also asked to remain.  

My family lives in the Orlando area, can I see them for Thanksgiving? 
Parents and family members are welcome to visit Winter Park to spend Thanksgiving with their students, however, we ask that you enjoy the holiday and time together away from the Rollins campus. If a student chooses to visit a small family or friend group within the Orlando area, we stress that the Tars Promise must be followed, as it should be any time you leave campus, and you are expected to wear masks and avoid large gatherings in public or at home, especially in cases where mask wearing and social distancing are not being observed.  

My family resides outside of the Orlando area and wants to travel to Rollins for Thanksgiving. Can they do so?  
Again, parents and family members are welcome to visit Winter Park to spend Thanksgiving with their students, however, we ask that you enjoy the holiday and time together away from the Rollins campus. 

I want to travel to see family that lives outside of the Orlando area for Thanksgiving. Can I do so?  
If a student chooses to fly or travel outside of the Orlando area, we require that you continue and finish your semester virtually.   

If I decide to stay on campus for Thanksgiving, what is the College offering? 
We are making plans for a festive Thanksgiving meal and a program of activities for students. We will share more in the coming weeks. 

If I choose to travel for the holiday, can I come back to the Rollins campus and finish the semester?  
If you choose to travel for the holiday, leaving campus or your local residence, we will require that you continue your learning virtually after Thanksgiving. Room and board fees for residential students will not be refunded if you opt to leave the campus community for Thanksgiving, and a pro-rated tuition grant for virtual learning will not be available.   

What are the latest CDC guidelines regarding Thanksgiving gatherings and travel?
Please visit the CDC’s most up-to-date guidelines here.