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Event Travel Stipends

Simon Business School offers travel stipends for participants of our on-campus weekend events. Eligibility is reserved for individuals traveling from outside a 200-mile radius of Rochester, NY. Travel stipends must be requested two weeks in advance, and requests made after the event has passed will not be approved.

Requesting a travel stipend

Once registered to attend an event, follow the steps below to request a travel stipend:

  1. Email with your travel stipend request. Include proposed itinerary with the total cost of air, bus, or train ticket or total mileage if driving (include Google map driving directions to University of Rochester from current location).
  2. Once travel stipend amount is approved, send the following information to
  • Final ticketed itinerary that includes your name, dates and times of travel, the total cost, and payment details
  • Current personal mailing address
  1. Registrants will receive up to a $500 travel stipend.*
  2. Stipends will be processed after the event takes place. Please allow four weeks after the date of the event for processing and receipt of the reimbursement check to the address provided.

*Please note: Attendees must participate in 100 percent of event to be reimbursed for travel costs. Multiple visits to campus will result in a lower stipend amount for a subsequent visit (50% of travel costs, up to $300).

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 layover 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 layover 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

  • Travel booked with credit card points, rewards account points, residual travel funds, or gift cards
  • Ground transportation to and from airports or train stations** 
  • 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

**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.

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

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