In response to the growing number of worldwide cases of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, Sul Ross State University has established the following travel restrictions and guidelines in consultation with TSUS staff:

All Study Abroad programs have been suspended until August, 2020. If you have questions about your program, please contact Dr. Esther Rumsey, Director of International Studies at (432) 837-8211 or

All university funded international travel for faculty and staff has been cancelled through May, 2020. Scheduled summer travel will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Personal travel should follow all quarantine protocols as outlined by the CDC. Use your best judgement about the need to travel domestically or to large gatherings.

Tune into KVLF 1240 AM at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 5th to listen to Dr. Ekta Escovar in Alpine from the Big Bend Regional Medical Center address questions and answers about the Coronavirus.

Sul Ross will continue to closely monitor developments associated with the spread of COVID-19 in an effort to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. For additional information, please go to to learn more about this virus from the CDC.

Up-to-date travel advisories and quarantine protocols can be found on the CDC and US State Department websites.

** Remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, cover your coughs, stay home if you are sick, and avoid unnecessary travel.**