Please note: You may be refused entry into the United States if you arrive more than 30 days before the Program Start Date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019 form.
In the U.S. airport, you will go through an immigration inspection. Be prepared to tell the inspector that you are a student, the name of Saint Louis University, and the address of Saint Louis University. Be prepared to show the following required documents (do NOT pack these with your checked luggage):
NOTE: US Customs and Border Patrol will no longer issue a paper I-94 card - electronic records of arrival and departure can be found online.
Finding your Airport Pick-Up Service:
If you requested Airport Pick-Up Service, a Saint Louis University staff member will meet you at the Baggage Claim area. The staff will be wearing SLU blue or bright yellow shirts. They will be holding Saint Louis University signs.
If you are unable to locate us, you can go the the Airport Information Desk and ask the airport staff to page SLU staff.
Important Contact Information:
If any of your flights are missed, canceled or delayed - please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can properly assist you.
Office of International Services (Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm and during Airport Pick-Up days): 314-977-2318
SLU Department of Public Safety (Call 24 hours per day to reach SLU staff): 314-977-3000
Please plan on taking either a Taxi or the MetroLink, St. Louis' public train system, to campus.
If you will arrive on campus during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm)
Come to the Office of International Services (Des Peres Hall - Room 102, 3694 West Pine Mall, 63108).
You can locate Des Peres Hall because the roof of the building is surrounded by flags - here is a map of campus.
If you will arrive on campus outside of normal business hours (Before 8:30am or after 5:00pm)
Students living on-campus, go to the Department of Public Safety (Wool Center - Room 11, 3545 Lindell Blvd, 63108). If the external doors of the Wool Center are locked, please press the buzzer next to the door so the Public Safety Officers can let you in and help you to get to your on-campus housing.
Students who are NOT living on-campus or have not yet applied for on-campus housing, please plan to stay in a hotel near campus.
All students arriving outside of normal business hours, please come to the Office of International Services as soon as possible during normal business hours to check-in.