International and Off- Campus Programs
Mailing Address:Hamline UniversityMSC-19271536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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You will need to arrive at Hamline University no later than the program start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. Immigration regulations allow you to enter the United States up to 30 days before the program start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019, so make your travel plans accordingly.
You should plan to fly into Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The airport code is MSP. Please note that Chicago O'Hare airport is approximately 7 hours from Saint Paul, so students should not arrive there. You may be traveling during a busy time of year, so it is best to make travel plans early. If you will be living on campus, make sure to check what days you will be allowed to move into your room. This should be e-mailed to you or will be included in your welcome letter.
Arrival Notification and Airport Pickup
Our office will provide free Airport Pickups for international students on August 26 and 27, 2013, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. We ask students who arrive during these times and wish to be picked up to complete the Airport Pickup Request form. Please note that the Airport Pickup service is only available for new international students with confirmed on-campus housing. Please complete this form AT LEAST TWO WEEKS prior to your arrival.If you are not eligible for a free airport pick-up, there are a multitude of transportation options which serve the MSP airport. Hamline University is approximately 9 miles from the airport, with taxi fares averaging $27-$32. More information about Ground Transportation at MSP is available on the airport website.
Entering the United States
Make sure to have your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and admission letter to Hamline University accessible in your carry-on luggage. You will need these to get through customs when you arrive in the United States. You should also bring these documents to the first day of international student orientation, as well as your I-94 card, which you will receive at the airport upon arrival into the US. When completing your I-94 card, make sure that you write your name exactly as printed on your passport.
If you are bringing food or money into the US, please be aware that in some cases these must be declared at customs. For information about entry into the United States, you may visit the Customs & Border Protection website.
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