Arrival and Orientation

When Do Exchange/Visiting Students Arrive On Campus?

Please see the current INFORMATION SHEET for the exact dates for the official arrival and for the last day for benefits so that you can arrange your flight properly. That day will be the first day that exchange and visiting students will be able to move into the dorms with no additional cost.  Students can move in earlier, however, there is an extra cost involved because they generally do not have workers in the dorms any earlier.  If you would like to arrive earlier and move into the dorm, you must notify the housing Coordinator and the International office staff.

How do I get to Cookeville?

The nearest airport is the Nashville International Airport (BNA) and it is over one hour away driving from Cookeville.  There are 2 shuttle services that you can arrange to pick you up when you arrive at the airport no matter when your flight arrives and take you to your assigned housing directly:

Key Transportation
keytransportshuttle@juno.com 
or 1-615-217-7433
$95 one way
cash or credit card                     
Upper Cumberland Shuttle Service
ucshuttles@gmail.com 
$115 one way 
cash or credit card


SAMPLE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

(the final schedule will be given to you on arrival)

Sunday Students arrive at the airport, take the shuttle to campus and check into the dorm
Monday Check-In with International Education Office (check health records, get student ID card, check health insurance, take placement test, see advisor, sign up for bank account), Campus Tour
Tuesday Check-In with International Education Office (check health records, get student ID card, check health insurance, take placement test, see advisor),  
Wednesday (take placement tests, see advisor), Resource Fair (learn about lots of programs on campus), Immigration Orientation (Obligatory)
Thursday Registration of classes, pay any fees and confirm classes
Friday Registration of classes, pay any fees and confirm classes
Sunday Ice Cream Social
Monday Classes begin


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