Seminar visiting speakers
If you are hosting a speaker, here are common questions on what is covered and how to get reimbursed.
As the host for the speaker, you must provide an email trail to email@example.com with invitation and acceptance, including date of seminar.
If your visiting speaker will be here more than 1 day (night prior to if traveling and day of seminar), you must also provide a detailed itinerary for each day they are here listing day, times, scheduled activities, etc. for the duration of their stay.
If your speaker will be submitting any expenses for reimbursement, bring them to the Math office to fill out reimbursement forms BEFORE 4PM the day they are speaking to fill out reimbursement form(s).
Hotel: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with speaker name and check-in / check-out date information.
Visitor office: If your speaker needs an office for the day, let the administrative assistants know and they can provide an office and key.
Parking: Your speaker can pick up a parking pass at the Math office window. Visitor parking is in the parking garage or outdoor lot across from Bartle Library. They will insert the parking pass when leaving the lot, so no need to have ahead of time.
BU dining services: If you take a speaker to lunch at BU dining services, be sure to pick up the credidine card from the administrative assistants before you dine. You must return the card and original, itemized receipt to the administrative assistants the same day. The department will pay for you and the speaker meals only. No additional attendees will be covered.
Dining at a restaurant: You must submit the original, itemized receipt showing method of payment to the administrative assistants for reimbursement. No alcohol is reimbursed. No tax is reimbursed (you can get a tax exempt form from the Math office, but not all places accept tax exempt). Up to 20% tip will be reimbursed. The department will pay for you and the speaker meals only. No additional attendees will be covered.
Travel by Bus/Uber/Lyft, etc: Speaker will need to submit the original, itemized receipt showing method of payment to the administrative assistants for reimbursement. If the receipt is electronic, they can email to email@example.com. If receipt is paper form, they need to bring the original receipt.
Travel by Car: Please be sure all visiting speakers who plan on driving (either rental car or their own personal car) are given this information at the time you confirm they will be speaking.