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CMU employees should use the form linked below to determine the most cost-effective car rental option. 

Car Rental Analysis (Cmich login required)

CMU's Contracted Bus Line

Compass Coach is CMU's contracted vendor for Athletics bus travel for the current fiscal year. Other Departments may also use Compass Coach for their travel needs and should contact them directly at:

Compass Coach
Phone: (800) 859-8050
13550 White Creek Ave NW
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
http://www.compasscoach.net/


Car rental information

The Purchasing Department has prepared the following information regarding cost-saving tips for travelers when traveling on University or personal business.

Discounts on car rentals are available for University personnel from certain hotel/motel chains and car rental companies. The following are tips on where and how to obtain these discounts. Reference them when making plans to travel on University business. If you have questions, please contact Makenzie Couling at couli1mm@cmich.edu.

Using the CMU Business Credit Card and insurance information

Using the CMU Business Credit Card provides Auto Rental Insurance at no additional charge. The insurance provides coverage to enrolled cardholders who decline the collision damage waiver (or similar option offered by the rental agency) and reserve and pay the car rental charge with the CMU Business Credit Card. Coverage is on a 24-hour basis for damage due to collision or theft and protects you up to 31 consecutive days for business use. The insurance is primary and provides coverage up to the market value of the vehicle, not to exceed $50,000 per incident.

Access additional University Driving policies and procedures from Risk Management (Cmich login required).

Accidents

If an accident occurs with an automobile rented with a Credit Card, the claim should be reported immediately to the Credit Card Assistance Center.

Please contact Central Michigan University Risk Management and Insurance at (989) 774-3581 if you have questions regarding the claims reporting process. 

Car rental agreements

Access details of CMU's car rental agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Hotel information

The Purchasing Department has prepared the following information regarding cost-saving tips for travelers when traveling on University or personal business.

Several hotel/motel chains offer discount programs to state, government and educational employees. The discount amount is at the discretion of the franchise owner and may not be available in certain cities or under certain hotel occupancy conditions. Some hotels/motels may not offer special discount programs for educational employees, but may have corporate rate discounts that University employees can use. Discount rates can generate a good deal of savings and are definitely worth the inquiry. The following are tips on where and how to obtain these discounts. Reference them when making plans to travel on University business. Should you have any questions, please contact Makenzie Couling at couli1mm@cmich.edu.

To inquire about a possible discount, the University employee should do the following:

  • Indicate that he/she is employed by Central Michigan University, a state-supported, nonprofit, educational institution.
  • Ask whether the particular hotel/motel offers a discount to educational employees as part of State or Government discounts.
  •  If the hotel/motel does not have a special discount program for educational employees, ask whether they have a corporate discount rate program that they will extend to you.

  •  When registering, you will probably be asked to prove eligibility for the educational or corporate rates by showing your CMU Faculty-Staff identification card.​​​​​​

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