Travel Policies and Information

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All individuals traveling on official Sonoma State University business are required to adhere to and familiarize themselves with the CSU Travel Policies and Procedures prior to undertaking travel on University business. All travel payment documents are audited; therefore, it is important for the traveler to retain and substantiate all travel expenses.

Travel advances require a seven business day lead-time to process through the Accounts Payable Department. Please plan and secure appropriate signatures in advance.

Travel Suspension Extension

The CSU has extended the suspension of all non-essential international and domestic travel for the entire 2020-21 fiscal year. The CSU has given campus presidents the authority to provide exceptions to this suspension when there are compelling reasons that support the academic and co-curricular mission of the campus.

Please work with your respective vice president if you feel you have a compelling reason to seek the president’s approval to travel. Exceptions will be granted on a very limited basis. This applies to any and all University and auxiliary travel, including athletics, clubs and grant-funded travel.

Review the: SSU Coronavirus FAQ page to access up-to-date information.

CSU Travel Restrictions- Assembly Bill 1887 Campus Memo - September 6, 2019

CSU Travel Restrictions- Assembly Bill 1887 Campus Memo - January 3, 2017

Per Assembly Bill 1887 (AB1887), the complete list of affected states will be maintained on the California State Attorney General’s website. Please check this website regularly to ensure travel plans are not affected by the ban.


The following states are currently subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

  1. Alabama
  2. Kansas
  3. Kentucky
  4. Mississippi
  5. North Carolina
  6. South Dakota
  7. Tennessee
  8. Texas
  9. Oklahoma
  10. South Carolina
  11. Iowa
  12. Idaho (effective 07/01/2020) Small picture of the word new

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  1. CSU Travel Policy and Procedures 3601.01
    1. Refer to Section V. for a link to the Travel Procedures and Regulations effective 10/20/2016.