Travel - Chrome River

Chrome River: Lamar's New Online Travel System 

Beginning September 1, 2022, all employee, group, and team travel must be processed via Chrome River. Travel Pre-Approvals and Expense Reports will be processed and approved through this system. Travel is excited to roll this out across campus! 

All paper Request-to-Travel and Travel Voucher forms will be returned to the department for processing through Chrome River.  Only Prospective Employee and Student travel will continue to be processed via paper using the current Request-to-Travel and Travel Voucher forms. 

Each Traveler and Approver must complete the training provided in the Training Nest before using the application. Once training is complete, users may access Chrome River through the Banner Campus Links page or LUCONNECT

All travelers must adhere to Lamar University Travel Policies.  This includes employees, prospective employees, students, consultants, and independent contractors. 

Please contact Jinella Sims in the Travel Office at (409) 880-8383 with any questions. 

GENERAL USERs - Chrome River Training

  • General users (all employees except Athletics) complete training in the Training Nest.
  • Follow these instructions to access Chrome River Training in the Training Nest.



Chrome River Travel Guide for General Users

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ATHLETICS USERs - Chrome River Training

  • Email notifications from the Training Nest will be sent to those in Athletics required to complete Chrome River Training.
  • If you believe Chrome River training is required of you and you have not received an email, contact the Travel Office at


Chrome River Travel Guide for Athletics

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Accessing Chrome River

There are two ways to access Chrome River: 


  • Go to LUCONNECT, scroll to Faculty/Staff, and find Chrome River on the list.
  • Select Chrome River.
  • To log in to Chrome River, enter your LEA username and password.


  • Go to Banner Campus Links.
  • Under LU Production, scroll down and select Chrome River. Use your LEA login and password. 

QUESTIONS about accessing Chrome River?