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 Guidelines Effective June 1, 2021

Effective June 1, 2021, the California State University will resume the authorization of travel that was previously suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel must be pre-approved and travelers should follow all federal, state, and local health orders in both the area of origin and the destination. The creation of a travel safety plan will be required. This applies to any and all University and auxiliary travel, including athletics, clubs and grant-funded travel. Review the guidelines and form for more information.

Travel Guidelines and Process

Travel Approval and Safety Plan Form

- September 6, 2019

Per Assembly Bill 1887 (AB1887), the complete list of affected states will be maintained on the California State Attorney General. Please check 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:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas, effective July 29, 2021
  • Florida, effective July 1, 2021
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Montana,  effective July 1, 2021
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota, effective August 1, 2021
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio, effective September 30, 2021
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • West Virginia, effective July 8, 2021