Plan Business Travel

Ohio State is committed to becoming a preeminent global university – with faculty, staff and students engaged in teaching, learning and discovery throughout the U.S. and around the world.  The university's policies and procedures for business travel enable Ohio State to effectively comply with federal and state regulations.

The university will initiate payment for reasonable and necessary business expenses. A necessary expense is one for which there exists a clear business purpose and is within university policy limitations. The business purpose must support or advance the goals, objectives and mission of the university, and adequately describe the expense as a necessary, reasonable and appropriate business expense for the university.

Know before you go

Before you travel on behalf of the university, review the rules and resources:

Travel Planning Guide

  • Before You Depart: Planning, policy, pre-departure checklist and what to take with you

  • Travel Expenses: Transportation, lodging, meals and miscellaneous expenses

  • Health: Immunizations, health concerns, medical Insurance, medical emergencies

  • Safety: Advisories, export control, legal issues, safety guidelines

  • Money: ATM, debit and credit cards; university PCard; cash and traveler's checks; how to exchange money

  • Communication: Phone, email, emergency contacts

  • When You Return: Post-trip checklist, receipts and reimbursements

NOTE:  The Travel Planning Guide is a general resource and may not be inclusive of all considerations necessary for planning your business travel.  Consult your Service Center, Fiscal Office or other university-related travel resources to ensure all policies and basic requirements are considered.