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Before You Travel

Unless they are attending a local conference or retreat, employees and non-employees are considered to be on travel status only if they are traveling on pre-approved University business away from both home and the traveler’s normal campus address.

For the purpose of clarifying policy for overnight travel, “away” will be defined as a distance of fifty miles. This means that an employee may be reimbursed for both lodging and meals only if the destination is fifty miles or more from either the employee’s home or assigned campus address.

All UMass Lowell employees should be familiar with the Travel Expense Policy (FS-2-105) for UMass Lowell before embarking on their journeys.