Permanent remote or hybrid employees from the following units are eligible for the travel reimbursements listed on this page if their home is 100 miles or more away (one way).


  • Conferences and Institutes
  • Justice and Safety Institute
  • K-12 Engagement Network
  • Nittany AI Alliance
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Outreach Marketing
  • Penn State Center Philadelphia
  • Penn State Center Pittsburgh
  • Readiness Institute at Penn State
  • Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
  • The Arboretum at Penn State
  • WPSU

Outreach and Online Education Shared Services

  • Communications
  • Compliance and Contracts
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing Technology and Operations
  • Organizational Effectiveness


Eligible employees can be reimbursed for round-trip mileage and tolls from their home address to the Outreach Innovation Building. Please note that no reimbursement is available for incidental local travel while staying in University Park.

Flying is the preferred travel option for permanent remote employees living further than 750 miles away. Airfare will be reimbursed if booked using a University purchasing card through Anthony Travel. Checked-bag charges and transportation from the airport (Uber or car rental) will also be reimbursed with receipts. Rental cars must be booked through the University.


Penn State Outreach is reserving and paying for rooms at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center for eligible employees. If you qualify for an overnight stay and wish to claim a room, please indicate this on your registration form and a member of the Outreach team will contact you to confirm your room and answer any questions you may have about travel and reimbursement.

The Penn Stater is the preferred hotel for overnight guests and will be paid directly by Outreach, eliminating your need to pay and request reimbursement. You may select and pay for another hotel in University Park, and receive a reimbursement up to $114, but all guests are strongly encouraged to join us at the Penn Stater.

Per Diem

Overnight guests will be reimbursed up to $39 per diem. If your hotel stay includes breakfast, you may not claim a breakfast expense.


If you are an eligible employee and have questions regarding travel and reimbursement procedures, please reach out via email to Elaine Stella at eas19@psu.edu.