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 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.
Wallet sized Travel Information cards and iTravel Online Booking Tool Registration cards are available through the University Payables (UPAY) Travel Management
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: October 12, 2015