Pre-approval via a Travel Approval Request is required for the University of Maryland (UMD) employee and visitor travel outside of Maryland or the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Pre-approval is required for all travel that includes an overnight stay even when the destination is in Maryland or the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Travelers may contact a University of Maryland travel agency to book travel or make their own reservations.
Travelers may use the Travel Card to pay for properly approved travel expenses and/or may be reimbursed after trip completion via a Travel Expense Statement.
Policies, special requirements, and safety information for international travel can be found here. UMD strongly encourages international travelers to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for safety purpose and to comply with all laws and regulations.
UMD sponsors visitors to participate in its research, academic, and support activities. University Travel Policy has specific procedures (reimbursement, travel expense statement, etc.) that optimize guests’ travel experience at UMD. Read more here.
University group travel is arranged and pre-approved by UMD for several individuals to accomplish a common university purpose. Read more here about authorization requirements, use of university contract travel agencies, payment process, and special considerations for international travel.