Travel – Understanding per diem
While “per diem” does mean “per day,” UNC actually provides a set amount for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. UNC will not reimburse any meals for a trip with no overnight stay.
You cannot claim snacks.
Partial Day Travel
There are special rules for the first and last day of a trip, also known as “partial day” travel.
- Breakfast, first day: Must have left before 6 am
- Lunch, first day: Must have left before 12 pm
- Lunch, last day: Must have returned after 2 pm
- Dinner, last day: Must have returned after 8 pm
Calculating Per Diem
Faculty and staff
Your rates will automatically be calculated by Concur when you designate which meals you are claiming.