Travel Guidelines

At Southern Virginia University, we believe in teaching correct principles and trusting people to govern themselves. In that same spirit, and in response to your questions, we have created the following travel guidelines to help you make safe and smart decisions:

  • Stay within our immediate area
  • Travel only when absolutely necessary
  • Avoid large or densely populated metro areas

With these guidelines in mind, we realize that travel may be necessary for some students during the semester. In cases where travel is necessary, we ask that students follow these additional steps for their safety and the safety of our campus community:

  • When travel is absolutely necessary, please pre-register at
  • After registering, the Dean of Students will coordinate a response
  • During travel, continue to follow the Four Pillars and limit close contacts
  • During travel, continue to complete daily health reports via our Health Screening Survey
  • Students may need to quarantine following travel (depending on activities and circumstances)

Thank you for partnering with us to protect yourselves as well as your roommates, professors, coaches, and campus community. These guidelines are in place to help you make safe and smart decisions so we can continue to make our University a safe harbor and refuge from the storm!