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Updated on August 30, 2021

Fall 2021 Semester

For the most up-to-date information about the Fall, visit the COVID-19 Response: What's Now, What's Next website.

International Travel During the Fall

Beginning June 1, university-sponsored travel may resume under these guidelines. University-sponsored travel includes: conference attendance; research travel, including archival and field research; internships that are required for your program.

You must complete the International Travel Request Form if you plan to undertake international university-sponsored travel or if you are unvaccinated and you plan to undertake domestic university-sponsored travel.

Within a week after you complete this form, you will receive an email from the GSAS Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, which will either grant or deny your request to undertake university-sponsored travel. 

Extension of Time to Degree for Doctoral Students

In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the myriad research and health disruptions of our doctoral students' progress, GSAS will be automatically granting an extension of time to degree for any doctoral student enrolled during the 2020/2021 academic year, thereby extending their time from eight to nine years.

Student Support Resources

We encourage students in need of support to make an appointment with Kate Slater, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs ( You can also join her during her open office hours:
Students may still apply for support through the Student Emergency Fund. Please go to the Emergency Fund website or contact Kate Slater directly ( to apply for this funding.

GSAS Procedures and Protocols