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Chrome River

Chrome River is the university’s comprehensive travel expense reimbursement tool. This system allows university employees to manage Pre-Approvals, track Expense Reports, run reports, and submit and receive reimbursements in the most cost-effective, timely and efficient manner possible. W&M travelers who paid for pre-authorized, business-related travel expenses with personal funds may be reimbursed in accordance with the university travel policy. All reimbursement requests must be accompanied by receipts and/or supporting documentation. Failure to include any required documentation may unnecessarily delay the reimbursement.

Access Chrome River Travel System

Profiles in Chrome River

Non-W&M Affiliates and Students cannot access the system as only Employees have profiles within Chrome River. Therefore, a W&M employee will have to process the pre-approval and reimbursement for non-W&M affiliates and students in the system.

  • Employees: All employees (with the exception of adjunct faculty and student employees) can login to Chrome River to process their own pre-approval and reimbursement requests.
  • Student Reimbursements: While student information exist in Chrome River, students do not have profiles and access to sign-up and complete their own reimbursements in Chrome River. (VIMS is the only exception)  Student Reimbursement Help Document
  • Non-W&M Affiliates: Non-W&M Affiliates are guests of the university which includes speakers, and performers.  A request must be made through the Vendor Management process in buyW&M.  On the request form, please select the option that the vendor must be coded into Chrome River.  Non-W&M Affiliate Help Document
Payment Disbursements

Payment disbursement to most travelers will be by direct deposit to their payroll account.  For those without a payroll account the address sequence that Banner will use to process the checks are as follows:

Travel Advances Students Non-W&M Employees
Bursars Address CS (Dorm Address) Default AP address

MA (Mailing)

LC (Off Campus)
MA (Mailing)
PR (Permanent)

If another W&M employee helps you process your pre-approvals and reimbursement requests, then you will need to set the individual up as a Delegate in your Chrome River profile. Chrome River requires you, the Expense Owner, to authorize the Delegate; Delegates cannot assign themselves to the role. You may set up more than one Delegate.


To sign up for Chrome River training login to and look under search for Chrome River Curriculum.  You must click "Request" and open Curriculum to start the training module.  For additional information please follow the guidelines detailed in: Chrome River Navigation Guide for Cornerstone.

Training Job Aids
 Chrome River Visual Aids
Chrome River FAQs