To allow Transportation employees to observe Sabbath, personal transport services will not operate each week from one hour before sundown Friday through Sunday at 8 a.m.
All reservation forms submitted outside of business hours (Monday–Thursday) will not be acknowledged until the next business day.
Requests sent to the department from noon on Friday to Monday at 9 a.m. will be processed when the office opens on Monday at 9 a.m.
All fees must be paid by cash, credit card or charged to a current University account at the time of the service.
All reservations submitted less than two full business days before your travel date will incur the late reservation fee of $25. Requests for Sunday or Monday must be submitted on Friday before 11:30 a.m.
Transportation Office Hours
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 9–11:30 a.m.
Travel for Vaccinated persons:
No domestic travel restrictions. All those wanting to travel internationally on business will need to follow country regulations on vaccinations and testing and must get approval for travel from a senior administrator (dean, vice president or University officer). Any trip involving students must be discussed with the relevant dean/vice president and forwarded for approval to the provost, vice president for Financial Administration or president. The request should include all mitigation protocol plans. Any travel in University vehicles, for example, should require masks for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
Travel for Unvaccinated persons:
No University business travel outside of the Michiana region, but exceptions will be made for essential travel. Essential will mean when an event necessary to a particular position requires travel and cannot be done by another employee and where it is possible to maintain University-expected COVID-19 protocols without risk to others. Employees should have such travel approved by the relevant dean/VP/University officer, including relevant mitigation protocols.
Any trip involving students must be discussed with the relevant dean/VP and forwarded for approval to the provost, vice president for Financial Administration or president. The request should include all mitigation protocols. Any travel in University vehicles, for example, should require masks for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
Any unauthorized travel will not be reimbursed by Financial Records. Please provide proof for approved trips when submitting your travel request. This can be done by noting the names of those who approved the trip in your email to Transportation.
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Transportation Vehicle Capacity
Current Andrews University and/or State of Michigan COVID-19 policies allow 100 percent vehicle capacity with masks.
Mini Van (7-passenger)—includes driver
Large Van (12-passenger)—includes driver
Mini Bus (15-passenger)—includes driver
School Bus (58-passenger)—includes driver
Tour Buses (52- and 56-passenger)—includes driver
All passengers and drivers are required to wear masks during the entire trip.
All vehicles are sanitized before and after each trip.
Updates on COVID-19 travel policy and procedures will be updated as Andrews University administration provides additional information.
Check back frequently for updates or changes to capacity or travel requirements/restrictions.