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Southern Methodist University reimburses faculty, staff and students for necessary and reasonable travel and business expenses. A necessary and reasonable expense is one for which a clear business reason exists and for which the cost is not excessive.

  • Complete a travel report as soon as you return from your trip(or have your assistant prepare it)
  • Fill out travel report completely before turning into the Finance Office

Top section: Name, SMU ID number, travel subclass number, dates of travel, organization visit, location and purpose of trip

  • Put receipts in date order then tape down all receipts onto a 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper in chronological order
  • Add totals across and down
  • Subtract out any travel(Colwick) that was on your 1280 account on line 13
  • If submitting a credit card receipt submit the itemized detailed receipt from the restaurant

Items not reimbursed:

  • movies
  • personal telephone calls
  • faxes
  • laundry service
  • valet expenses
  • alcohol not consumed with a regular meal
  • flight insurance
  • insurance on rental cars
  • spouses
  • medical expenses

Travel Management Policy and Procedures 

Colwick Travel
972-387-5757 x229  or  http://www.colwick.com/