International Student Arrival Planning

Pre-Departure Checklist

Please pack 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:
    • Trey Hudgens, Director for Global Engagement, 325-670-1681
    • Campus Police, 325-670-1461

Arrival & Move-In Day

If you are living on-campus, move-in days are August 17, 2018, for Fall and January 13, 2019, for Spring. We provide enough time for you to get acclimated and provide some time to adjust from jet lag.

STAMPEDE (New Student Orientation) is currently only available in the Fall, but if you’re an international student coming in the Spring, we will always have a special event to welcome you to HSU.

Welcome Basket

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 here.

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