Travel Procedures

The objective of the Travel Policy is to ensure efficiency and fiscal accountability for university business travel. The University will pay for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for authorized business travel. All travel expenses paid with university funds must comply with the University’s Expenditures, PCard, Internal Controls, Purchasing, and Human Resources policies.  Additional sponsor requirements and/or federal regulations may apply to expenditures charged to sponsored projects. Contact the SPO for clarifications. Travelers need to familiarize themselves with the travel policy prior to making travel arrangements.

Relevant Guidelines

Pre-Travel Guidelines [pdf]

Post-Travel Guidelines [pdf]

Rental Car Guidelines [pdf]

  • Please also see Rental Car Information
  • You are required to purchase LDW, CDW, DW and Liability insurance.
  • Rental car expenses that do not include the required insurance cannot be paid with university funds.

Relevant Policies

Travel Policy [pdf]

Expenditures Policy [pdf]

Purchasing Policy [pdf]

Purchasing Card Policy [pdf]


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