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Commuting Assistance During Freeway Closure


To:  Campus Community

Fr:  Jim Corkill, Director Business & Financial Services

Re:  Commuting Assistance During Freeway Closure

As communicated by Chancellor Yang in his email dated 1-15-18, an emergency fund using private gift resources is available to reimburse commuting costs for students, faculty and staff traveling from south of Montecito. These funds will reimburse the cost of daily commutes by train or ferry rides, or short-term accommodations, until the highway is reopened.

How to request reimbursement:

  • Faculty & Staff:
    • Complete the Emergency Commuting Cost Reimbursement Form available here:
    • Attach original receipts for each expense claimed. Receipts should include: Date, Itemized Description and Amount Paid
    • Submit the signed form with attachments to the Contact Point
    • The Contact Point will forward the approved request form to Business & Financial Services (BFS)
    • BFS is committed to providing priority processing to all properly submitted forms
  • Students & TAs:
    • For students (graduate and undergraduate) & TAs, reimbursements will be managed by the Financial Crisis Response Team
    • To contact the Financial Crisis Response Team, email

Contact Points:

  • Faculty: Department Chairs & Deans as assigned
  • Staff: Director or Manager as assigned
  • Students & TAs: Financial Crisis Response Team,

Questions can be directed to: