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  1. Build Your Travel Profile

    All MSU faculty and staff who reserve, purchase, and/or travel for Michigan State University must complete their travel profile.
  2. Pre-Trip Authorization

    Prior to reserving and purchasing business travel, travelers must have an approved pre-trip authorization. It is required for anyone traveling on behalf of Michigan State University regardless of reimbursement source of lack thereof.
  3. Reserving and Paying for Travel

    MSU business travelers may prepay airfare, rail, and Michigan Flyer by charging an MSU account number. Prepayment is only available through MSU Preferred Travel Agencies and Michigan Flyer. More information about conference registration, lodging and ground transportation are available in Section 70 part C. If charging expenses to a federal contract or grant, you must comply with the Fly America Act opens new tab.
  4. Preferred Travel Agencies

    Conlin Travel is a full service agency offering offering Michigan State University business travelers and travel arrangers “one stop shopping”. MSU Faculty and staff are able to access negotiated travel discounts such for airfare, hotel, and car rental reservations.
  5. Travel Reimbursement

    Travelers may receive reimbursement when travel has been pre-approved in accordance with MSU policy and legitimate business purposes for travel and expenditures are incurred and reported when the trip has been completed. To report travel expenses, University business travelers need to complete and submit Travel Expense Reports and itemized receipts via the MSU Financial System (see instructions).


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