The College urges anyone who will be traveling for Thanksgiving or Winter Break to adhere to CDC requirements and recommendations before, during, and after domestic or international travel. Pre-travel testing is available on campus to all students, staff, faculty, and contracted workers on a walk-in basis at Club 88 weekdays from 9 a.m. - noon. In addition, Whittier College testing requirements will be expanded upon return to campus as detailed below.
Return to Campus Requirement
Whittier College will require COVID-19 testing of the following groups upon return to campus after Thanksgiving and Winter Break:
On-campus testing hours will be altered to accommodate JanTerm classes and extended after holiday breaks. Winter athletes will receive specific instructions regarding testing while the Health Center is closed.
Students who fail to comply with required testing will be restricted from classes and extracurricular activities and subject to the conduct process as necessary. Student-athletes who fail to comply with required testing will not be permitted to participate in intercollegiate athletics until compliant. Employees may be subject to disciplinary action.
International Travel Guidance
COVID-19 testing is required 1-3 days prior to departure for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals traveling internationally.
The following new federal requirements become effective on 11/8/21 for travel to the U.S. from a foreign country:
It is the traveler’s responsibility to check the specific vaccination and testing requirements of your airline and destination.
Domestic Travel Guidance
COVID-19 testing is strongly recommended 1-3 days prior to departure for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.