According to immigration regulations you may arrive in the United States no more than thirty (30) days prior to the start date listed in section #5 of your I-20. However, please note that all new international students should arrive on campus no later than 5 January 2012 since the mandatory orientation begins on that day.
If you will be living on-campus and have made your housing deposit, may move in early to your dormitory. You will need to contact the Office of Residence Life to make early arrival arrangements as well as complete the Early Arrival Form. Please note that there will be a nightly fee of USD $25 per night for early arrivals.
If you will be living off campus, you may wish to arrive long before 5 January to give yourself time to find housing and to become familiar with the University and the surrounding areas.
For your reference, the Center for International Education (CIE) is typically open Monday through Friday from
8:30 am until 5:00 pm (17:00 hrs). Please note that during the winter holiday all Xavier University offices will be closed from Monday, 26 December through Sunday, 1 January 2012. The university will re-open on Monday January 2, 2012 at 8:30am.
If you have an emergency during your travels to Cincinnati, please call Xavier’s Campus Police at +1 (513) 745-1000 and identify yourself as a new international student.
If you will be making your own transportation arrangements, you will need to fly into the Greater Cincinnati International Airport (airport code: CVG), which is located about 17 miles (27 Km) from the campus..
If you would like our office to be pick you up at the Cincinnati airport, you must complete an Airport Pick-Up Form before 16 December 2011. Otherwise, you may take a taxi/airport shuttle to take you to the campus.
Please note the following regarding airport pickups:
- We can only pick-up students who arrive between 2-4 January 2012 and between the hours of 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (22:00 hrs).
- If you arrive before 2 January or after 4 January, or if you arrive at a time other than listed above, you must make transportation arrangements on your own.
- We do not pick up students at the Dayton or Columbus airports.
- A confirmation e-mail will be sent to your closer to your arrival date. However, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taxis are available at the airport at all times. The cost of a taxi to bring you to to the Xavier campus is approximately USD $40.
Executive Transportation is an airport shuttle that can also bring you to the Xavier campus. They are also available 24 hours and their cost is approximately USD $30.
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