COVID-19 Information

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University Travel Resumes with Guidelines

Protect the Nest - Travel

Per the University's Protect the Nest plan, effective July 17, 2020 and updated November 20,2020

Pre-COVID-19 travel procedures (as outlined in the University travel policy) will resume for University travel within the state of Missouri.

Division Executives must establish an approval process for their areas for University travel outside the state of Missouri.*  The Provost will establish the approval process to be followed by all academic departments.  Such processes will provide an opportunity for areas to review the expense and health and safety risks associated with a particular trip or out-of-state event.  Employees are expected to adhere to the University's face covering guidance while traveling in addition to abiding by face coverings and other safety guidance in place for particular cities, counties, and jurisdictions.

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

 International Travel:  In consultation with the Emergency Response Team, Southeast will not be offering study abroad experiences for students through the conclusion of the Spring 2021 semester.  Additionally, other University-related international travel will not be supported through the Spring 2021 semester.

A decision for Summer and Fall 2021 will be announced later in the Spring 2021 semester.

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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