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Event Travel Stipends

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Simon Business School offers travel stipends for participants of our on-campus weekend events. Eligibility is reserved for individuals traveling from outside a 250-mile radius of Rochester, NY.

Requesting a travel stipend

Once approved for participation in an event, email events@simon.rochester.edu with your travel stipend request and include proposed itinerary with total cost of air, bus, or train ticket or total mileage (include Google map driving directions to University of Rochester from current location).

Requirements needed to receive stipend:

  • Final, ticketed travel confirmations and/or receipts emailed to events@simon.rochester.edu prior to event
  • Current personal mailing address emailed to events@simon.rochester.edu prior to event
  • Attendees must participate in 100 percent of event to be reimbursed for travel costs

Travel costs eligible for travel stipend

Air, bus, or train travel costs

  • If flying, only direct route tickets to and from the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) will be eligible for a travel stipend (direct route refers to tickets not containing a stopover in excess of 6 hours)
  • If traveling by bus or train, only direct route tickets to and from Rochester, NY will be eligible for a travel stipend (direct route refers to tickets not containing a stopover in excess of 6 hours)

Automobile travel costs

  • Only direct routes from home address to Simon Business School will be eligible for a travel stipend
  • Percentage of total mileage (calculated by $0.235 per mile)

Costs Simon Business School will not reimburse

  • Ground transportation to and from airports or train stations (note that the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is only a 5-10 minute drive from campus, and the Amtrak Train Station is only a 10-15 minute drive from campus; you can use the complimentary hotel shuttle or a ridesharing service, such as Uber, for transportation to and from the airport/train station)
  • Parking at airports or train stations
  • Valet parking at hotel
  • Meals (other than those provided by Simon Business School during event)
  • Telephone calls, internet usage, incidentals, or other miscellaneous expenses
  • Rental cars
  • In-flight movies, snacks, and/or alcoholic beverages
  • Penalties or fees that result from changes to air tickets
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Guest travel expenses

If you have questions regarding these policies, please contact us at events@simon.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3533.

 
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