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Business Travel

Business Travel

Booking Travel

University business travel must be authorized by the department head or authorized delegate. It is the employees' responsibility to ensure his/her travel arrangements comply with University policies and procedures in OBFS Policies and Procedures Manual, 15 Travel and his/her claim for reimbursement is accurate.

Employees are encouraged to book travel arrangements with a University Contracted Travel Agency.

Scheduling Inter-Campus Meetings

In order to facilitate sustainable and convenient travel between campuses, meeting organizers are encouraged to schedule meetings around the Amtrak schedule:

For Chicago - start after 10:30am; end by 3:30pm

For Springfield - start after 10:45am; end by 4:30pm

For Champaign - start after 11:00am, end by 6:15pm

For information on making Amtrak reservations see the Bus or Rail page.

Travel Information 

Wallet sized Travel Information cards and iTravel Online Booking Tool Registration cards are available through the University Payables (UPAY) Travel Management Office.

The Travel Information card lists discount codes and reservation phone numbers for the University's contracted travel providers and major hotel chains. Instructions for "what to do if you have an accident" are listed on the back.

The iTravel Registration card lists contact information for the University's full service contracted travel agency and steps to register in the University's iTravel Online Booking Tool.

To request this information, please complete the Request for Travel Information Form

National Car Rental coupons for a 2 car class upgrade or $15 off a weekly rental are posted on the University's customized reservation link for National Car Rental


For additional assistance, please contact the UPAY Travel Management Office at 888-871-2835 or 217-244-8785 or email

Last Updated: October 12, 2015

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