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University Business Travel

Employees in travel status are expected to use good judgment when incurring travel costs. Only expenses incurred while conducting official university business will be reimbursed. Reimbursement claims must represent actual, reasonable, and necessary expenses. Travel requests must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor or department head.


These guidelines apply to all University of Illinois System travel, regardless of funding source.

Headquarters and Travel Status

University policy when employees are on official travel status.

Planning and Booking Travel

University policy and booking tools for employee travel.

International Travel

University policy and procedures when traveling internationally.

Travel Payments & Reimbursements

Preferred payment methods and employee reimbursements for travel expenses.