COVID-19 Information

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University Travel Resumes with Guidelines

Protect the Nest

Per the University's Protect the Nest plan, updated May 18, 2021

Faculty, staff, and students may participate in out-of-state business-related travel, in accordance with COVID-19 travel restriction for their destination.  Employees are expected to adhere to face coverings and other safety guidance in place for particular cities, counties, and jurisdictions available at

*when submitting an expense report for out-of-state travel prior to May 18, 2021, the executive/provost approval to travel must be attached. 

International Travel:  A decision for summer and fall 2021 will be announced later.

Guidelines for processing cancelled travel transactions

Cancelled Travel Transactions

Fiscal Year End Deadlines
Travel Policy and Procedures Manual
Cash Advances
Expense Reports
Rental Car Program
Per Diem Rates, Mileage, and Out of Country Travel
Training Workshops


FY21 Travel Allowance Rates

Effective for travel on July 1, 2020, and after, the state mileage allowance rate for the use of a personal vehicle on University business will retain the same at 37 cents per mile.  This rate is set by the University with respect to the State of Missouri, Office of Administration. 

 Per diem meals for July 1, 2020, and after will remain as follows:

  • Standard daily rate for overnight stay for ALL cities = $50.00
  • High cost cities exception for overnight stay = $71.00 

Travel allowance rates and the list of high cost cities can be found under the Travel section Per Diem Rates, Mileage, and Out of Country Travel.


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