Entertainment Expense Reporting

Filing an Entertainment Expense Report

If a university employee or student paid out-of-pocket for costs associated with a business meeting or university hosted entertainment event, a record of the expenses and a request for reimbursement must be submitted within 45 days after the end date of the meeting or event.

The online Travel & Entertainment Reimbursement system(link is external) is a web-based application used for both travel and entertainment expense reporting and reimbursement requests. Reports are input into the system by employees seeking reimbursement or by designated departmental preparers who submit expense reports on behalf of visitors and students.

Students should contact the department that sponsored their meeting or event for specific instructions


How to Enter your Entertainment Expenses for Reimbursement


Event Coordinator

The university event coordinator is responsible for:



  • Observe normally accepted standards of propriety in the type and manner of expense incurred
  • Report expenses and claim reimbursement in an ethical and responsible manner
  • Submit expense reports timely (within 45 days) and respond promptly to requests for details and documentation
  • Never use university resources to pay for personal expenses


The university Entertainment Preparer is responsible for:



  • Coordinating with the event coordinator to ensure all expenses are reported and all documentation is provided
  • Entering meeting or event information into the reimbursement system on behalf of the event coordinator


The university Entertainment Approver is responsible for:



  • Reviewing expenses for reasonableness, appropriateness, accuracy and policy compliance
  • Approve or deny requests in the system – may message other approvers within the system to get their documented approval on funding source or exceptional items



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