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International Student Services
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
International Student and Scholar Services provides a FREE courtesy airport shuttle for pickup and drop off ONLY from Charleston, West Virginia (180.9 km).
Notify the office about your travel plans by email and provide a copy of your airline ticket and travel on the prearranged schedule day. International Student and Scholar Services is not able to arrange any special unscheduled airport pickups.
Always hand-carry your important documents! Keep the following documents on your person at all times during travel to the US: passport, visa and I-20. Keep copies of all these documents in a separate location. You should also pack a change of clothes in a carry-on bag in case your luggage is misplaced or even lost by the airlines.
Please arrive at the Charleston, West Virginia airport (airport code CRW, distance 180.9 km-about a 2-hour drive from campus).
The International Office provides a free airport shuttle van for pickup only from Charleston, West Virginia.
There are specific dates for airport shuttles, and the schedule is strict. Students are required to arrange their own transportation to campus or the airport if they are traveling outside of the time or day that is published.
Please note that the Pikeville, Kentucky, airport does not accept any commercial flights.
IMPORTANT: There will be one airport shuttle pickup daily (exact time to be determined). If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the evening or late at night, you will spend the night in an airport hotel at your own expense and travel to campus the following morning. You must reserve hotel accommodations yourself.
Guaranteed pickup for students will be throughout the day until 8 p.m. in the evening. After we receive your arrival form, we will send a confirmation email, but only if we receive the form on or before Friday, August 1, 2019. This service is free and available ONLY on the scheduled days.
Rooms in the university residence halls will not be ready until August 19. Therefore, under no circumstances will airport pickups be offered for students prior to 10 a.m. on August 19. Any students who arrive before that time will have to wait at the airport or make arrangements to stay overnight in a hotel.
Also, please note that we **ONLY** offer a ride to campus from Charleston, West Virginia NOT from any other airports.
If you arrive at an earlier or later date not scheduled, we cannot guarantee your residence hall room will be ready, nor can we provide transportation to the university.