If you are a new international student or a US student living abroad, send your travel plans to us at [email protected].
- Travel dates
- Flight information
- Departure and arrival times
For students flying into the Altoona/Blair County Airport (AOO) or the University Park Airport (SCE), please note that the campus will provide limited pickup transportation from each airport. Students requesting pick up from either airport will need to register for this service by Friday, August 9. Private taxi service is available both in Altoona as well as State College.
Students arriving by Amtrak train from will need to transfer from the airport to the nearest Amtrak train station and will arrive at the Altoona Amtrak train station. Our transportation service can pick you up from the station.
Students arriving by Greyhound bus will need to transfer from the airport to the nearest Greyhound train station and will arrive at the Altoona Greyhound bus station. Our transportation service can pick you up from the station.
Complete the Transportation Assistance Request form if you will be needing transportation from the Altoona Airport, the University Park Airport, the Amtrak train station, or the Greyhound bus station.
Consider purchasing a mobile phone SIM card to use when you arrive in the United States. It will be useful if you need to make or receive phone calls when you are at the airport or station.
Students living in on-campus housing will be able to pick up their room keys from the Housing Office in Port-Sky Café on their Arrival Day between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. If you are checking in after 5:00 p.m., please contact Student Affairs at [email protected].
Students living in off-campus housing need to contact their individual landlord regarding the date they may move into their housing facility.
If you need a letter confirming your participation in the New Student Orientation program for your off-campus landlord (if needed for early move-in), please contact the Office of Student Affairs.