See latest COVID-19 impacts related to Purchasing, Payments & Travel

Important Travel Information: Booking Hotels for a Conference

This important update is intended to clarify and ensure that all University travelers are aware of what is permitted when booking a hotel stay related to a conference.

University travelers may book hotels that are designated as the preferred location or room block by the conference organizer via the conference website. However, we encourage travelers to double-check rates via Anthony Travel or the Concur online booking tool, as conference rates are not always the best value.

As a reminder, when booking hotel stays that are not conference-discounted hotels and are paid for by the University: the COVID-19 Standards & Guidelines require that all University business travel paid by the University, regardless of funding source, must be booked via Concur or Anthony Travel.

For questions, please contact Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service


  • Visit the Travel & Expense page for more information
  • Register to attend the next Travel & Expense Management Virtual Lunch & Learn on April 13