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Office of Procurement Services
The University of Mississippi


It is the policy of the University that all reasonable and necessary expenses for official travel incurred by University employees are reimbursed according to the laws of the State of Mississippi.

Please visit the links below for Travel guidelines



Effective immediately, only international University travel should be pre-approved with a COVID-19 Emergency travel waiver exemption regardless of the traveler (undergraduate, graduate student , staff, or faculty) or funding account (35, 25, 10). The travel waiver exemption form requires signature of the traveler’s Chair/Director and Dean. The Dean’s Office submits the completed form to the Provost Office for approval.

For the latest information concerning travel restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the UM Coronavirus website. Additionally, it is the traveler’s responsibility to check for travel alerts and warnings.


Note: There is a new, changed Enterprise contract ID.


Airline Travel Policy
Choosing Transportation
International Travel Policy Note:- CDW/LDW insurance must be purchased when renting a vehicle for international travel.
Lodging Policy Hotel-Motel State Contracts
Meal Reimbursement Policy High Cost Meal List – Effective 10/01/2020 – 09/30-2021

The high cost areas in Mississippi for October 2020 – September 2021 are as follows:

Oxford – $46

Southaven – $51

Starkville – $51

High Cost Meal List – Effective 10/01/2019 – 09/30-2020
High Cost Meal List – Effective 10/01/2018 – 09/30-2019
High Cost Meal List – Effective 10/01/2017 – 09/30-2018
High Cost Meal List – Effective 10/01/2016 – 09/30-2017
High Cost Meal List – Effective 10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016

Private Vehicle Policy One way Mileage from Oxford
How to Calculate Mileage – If trip destination is not listed on the One Way Mileage page

        • 2021 Mileage Rate – $0.56 (Fifty-Six Cents)
        • 2020 Mileage Rate – $0.575 (Fifty-Seven and one Half Cents)
        • 2019 Mileage Rate – $0.58 (Fifty-Eight Cents)
        • 2018 Mileage Rate – $0.545 (Fifty-Four and One Half Cents)
        • 2017 Mileage Rate – $0.535 (Fifty-Three and One Half Cents)
Rental Car Policy Note:- CDW/LDW insurance must be purchased when renting a vehicle for international travel. 

In-State Contract Rental Car Contracts
Out-of-State Contract Rental Car Contracts

State Travel Agency Policy State Contracted Travel Agencies
Student Group Travel Policy
Travel Advance Policy
Travel Authorization Policy Travel Authorization Form
International Travel Approval FormNew
Travel Reimbursement Policy Travel Reimbursement Forms
View your personal travel on line with your Web ID
Waiver Request Policy Waiver Request Form

Travel Policies