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Need assistance with Concur Request, Travel, or Expense? Book a 1-on-1 consult with the Concur Support on your schedule. Visit Book a Lab to learn more.

On Thursday October 19, 2023 the U.S. State Department issued a Worldwide Caution in light of the recent spike in terrorist attacks in multiple countries. Please see the travel advisory on the Department of State Website for further information. Please exercise increased caution and heightened vigilance during your travel.

Please review the recently updated Section 70 of MSU’s Manual of Business Procedures (Travel Policies & Procedures). Now included are guidelines specific to Remote Work Agreements, and significant updates to policies related to combining personal travel with university business travel.

Welcome to Michigan State University’s Travel Website

Travel@State provides faculty, staff, students, and guests with resources and information related to traveling on behalf of the University.

MSU has negotiated contracts with multiple airlines, car agencies, and major hotel chains. Booking travel through one of our preferred agencies also gives faculty and staff the ability to direct bill airfare and rail to their department/unit. For more information on booking through Travel@State, please refer to the Preferred Agencies page and the Preferred Travel Agencies Benefits guide.

What is Concur?

Concur is MSU’s travel and expense system that streamlines the travel process for MSU faculty and staff.

What Concur can do:

  • Calculate per diems, currency conversions, and mileage
  • Book travel and link itineraries through the mobile app
  • Add a receipt to your Expense Report just by taking a picture
  • Allows travelers to separate business and personal expenses
  • Quicker reimbursements
  • Real time business intelligence on travelers and costs
  • If an event has occurred, locate our travelers and open a line of communication
  • Create cash advances and encumbrances during the pre-trip process
  • Automated auditing

Have questions? Learn more by visiting our Reference Library or by contacting the Travel@State team at

Need Help with Reimbursement?

Visit the Reimbursement Chart for information on reimbursable expenses and receipt requirements.

Please refer to the Travel Policies & Procedures to ensure compliance with Michigan State University regulations.

Reference Guides

The Travel@State team has created a list of helpful resources to guide you through each step of the travel process. Both PDF and video resources can be found in the Reference Library.

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Additional Resources