TRAVEL UPDATE EFFECTIVE MAY 14, 2021
The standard approval process for essential travel to conferences and in-state and domestic travel events utilized prior to COVID-19 has been restored.
As a reminder, the online travel authorization system allows individuals to create travel authorizations and electronically route those authorizations to the approver.
International travel requires VP approval, which may be obtained through continued use of the International Essential Travel Waiver form.
This site is designed as an overview of Western Michigan University's travel policies and procedures for receiving authorization to travel, reporting expenses and obtaining reimbursement when traveling on behalf of WMU. Travelers should also comply with any other authorization procedures required by their departments.
- Check list for ground travel
- Check list for air travel
- Check list for travel expense reimbursement
- Check list for frequently asked questions (FAQs)
AIRLINE TRAVEL ALERTS
Please access the following websites for airline updates related to the Coronavirus Situation. Please note these scenarios are fluid and subject to change at any time without advance notice.
United: United Coronavirus Travel Update
Southwest: Southwest Coronavirus Travel Update
Travel online authorization
This online system allows individuals to create travel authorizations and route those authorizations to the approver electronically. Once the request has been entered, an email is generated to the approver notifying them that they have a travel authorization awaiting their approval. Upon approval, the request is sent to AAA for air travel. Users will need their bronco net id and password to access the Travel Authorization System.
Contract or grant funds
University travelers using grant or contract funds must comply with all University policies and procedures regarding travel. There may be additional restrictions on travel when using grant or contract funds, such as Fly America Act, foreign travel and per diem restrictions. The travel should be included in the approved budget for the grant or contract. For more information contact the Grants and Contracts Department at (269) 387-4707.