Coronavirus Airfare Cancellation Request

The following message is from President Ruth V. Watkins, regarding the restricted university-related business travel. Please complete the form below to request the cancellation of airfare.

March 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues —

We are writing with updated guidance as we work to plan for and respond to changing dynamics in the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Travel Guidance – Updated

Effective immediately, the University of Utah is restricting all university-related business travel for faculty, staff, and students through April 30, 2020 (i.e., the end of the spring semester).  If you are traveling for university-related business, whether in the United States or internationally, between now and April 30, you should cancel the trip. Any request for an exception to this restriction – for business-critical travel – must be reviewed and approved at all three relevant levels: (a) the department chair or manager, (b) the dean or vice president, and (c) the designee (see below) of the relevant Senior Vice President or Chief Human Resources Officer (Michael Good, Daniel Reed, or Jeff Herring, respectively).  

Following department and dean/VP sign off, final travel exception approval will be granted by:

COVID-19 Airfare Cancel

This is a REQUEST form – your airfare is not cancelled until you are notified as such. You will be notified within 72 hours by the agency via email of ticket restrictions & waivers. If you are traveling within 48 hours, please contact the agency directly at with the subject line: "Cancel Airfare (depart date)"
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