International Student Services

Travel arrangements

Arrival resources

The University is about 30 minutes north of the Kansas City International Airport (airport code MCI.)  The International Student Services office offers FREE airport pick-up on Sunday AND Monday, January 7 and 8.  The airport pick up schedule is limited between 9:00 AM (9:00) and 6:00 PM (18:00).

To arrange for the FREE airport transportation, please submit the online request form BEFORE Friday, December 29, 2017.   Gather your travel information, and complete/submit the arrival details HERE

Alternatively, students arriving on Saturday or earlier, OR late during the night, may reserve and stay at a hotel closest to the airport, and the University will gladly pick up from the hotel  Sunday and Monday, with the FREE airport service. Please send request to

Students arriving on dates other than listed above are required to arrange own transportation

Upon arrival at the airport, pick-up luggages from the baggage carousel, locate the grounds transportation sign use the complimentary phone to call the Taxi service.  Otherwise, make an airport shuttle reservation online prior to arrival in Kansas City. The normal estimated cost is $70-$80 plus 10-15% service tips, and students could share the cost with 2-3 students.  Inform taxi driver to take you to your final destination in Saint Joseph either at the University residence hall (4525 Down Drive, St Joseph), OR another pre-arranged off-campus accommodation. 

Last edited on September 15, 2017