Arrival information




REPORT at 9:00 AM  to the Landscape Architecture Building Room 108

Click here for a campus map.  Select the building from the drop down list at the top.

Where to Stay When You Arrive

You may need a place to stay for a couple days. Your country’s international organization may have a place for you. Click the word "multicultural" on this page to find a list of ISU’s international organizations]. Staying in a hotel is another option.

1. See a list of Ames hotels.

## How to get from the Des Moines Airport to Ames/ISU


The closest international airport is in Des Moines, Iowa. This is 30 miles away from Iowa State University (ISU). We suggest you use a minivan to come to ISU. Executive Express has minivans that help people travel between the airport and ISU campus. There are two other options to consider (read more below).

Make your flight reservation. Then make an Executive Express reservation as soon as possible. Seats fill fast! Costs of Executive Express could include a fuel surcharge of $1 to $4. Want to be dropped off at a different location? This costs an extra $15.00. Make a reservation with Executive Express online:

### Other Ways to Get to Ames

1. You may also contact one of Iowa State’s international student organizations to see if they will meet you. Search this page for "international" to see ISU’s international organizations:

2. Use a taxi. The taxi meeting area is outside the baggage claim area of the airport. The cost should be about $90 USD, including a tip:

## ISU Housing Information


Have you selected where you will live?

If you have not, contact the Iowa State University Department of Residence  as soon as possible. University housing fills fast! Don’t miss out.

Iowa State University Department of Residence Phone:  1- 515-294-2900 or 1-800-854-9050 Fax:  515-294-0623 Website: Email: