International Arrival Planning

Fall 2021 Arrival Information 

If you are arriving this Fall 2021 semester, move-in days for international students are August 9 to August 12, 2021. Please arrange for your arrival to HSU and to Abilene, Texas only during these days and complete the arrival form . New international student orientation for the Fall 2021 semester is on Friday, August 13  until Saturday, August 14. All international students are required to attend international orientation with the Office of Global Engagement. STAMPEDE (HSU Campus-wide Student Orientation) begins the following week after your arrival for the fall semester.

As a welcome gesture, if you will be living on-campus, HSU will provide a gift basket to assist you for your first few days here. You can find the complete list of welcome basket items here.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Before you depart your home country, please make sure you carry all of these items in your carry-on luggage, only.

  • Passport
  • I-20
  • Travel itinerary
  • Flight tickets/boarding pass
  • Copy of passport information page and visa stamps
  • Some cash for food
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothes (in case of delays, missed flights, delayed luggage)
  • Emergency contact information:
    • Stephen Corbett, International Student Advisor
      • email:
      • phone: +1 325-267-0766
    • Grey Hoff, Associate VP Global Engagement
      • email:
      • phone: +1 325-370-2178
    • Campus Police, phone: +1 325-670-1461

Arrival/Airport Pickup Form

We provide airport pickup for our international students flying into Abilene Regional Airport from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST, 7 days a week!

Whether you are driving into Hardin-Simmons or flying into Abilene Regional Airport, we need to know when to have your room ready or when to pick you up at the airport.

Please fill out the Arrival Form below. Attach your flight tickets or type in your flight numbers, dates, and airlines so we can keep track of any issues that might arise (delays, cancellations).

Arrival Form