I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow for a faculty position. However, today my flight got canceled. I tried to get another flight today, but unfortunately I could not.
I informed the university and requested to do my interview via Zoom, to which they agreed.
I booked the flight and hotel two weeks ago and the university had informed me they would reimburse me. Because the flight got canceled, I will get a refund from the airline. However, I will not get any refund from the hotel (the hotel price was almost $400). The university had given me 3-4 options to choose from for the hotel, each of which was a 4/5 star hotel, so it was expensive.
Now the question is: can I ask for a reimbursement for the hotel from the University? Will it be a good gesture?