Pre Arrival Information

​​Getting to Mount Pleasant

Once you have obtained your visa, you should begin preparations for your arrival to CMU. Mount Pleasant, Michigan does not have an airport located in the city. However, a small airport in Lansing, MI is located within and hour's drive from campus. If you plan your arrival during our airport pick-up schedule, we are able to offer rides from the Lansing, MI airport;

  • Lansing Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan (LAN)

To request transportation from Capital Region International Airport (LAN), please email five days prior to departure and provide the following information;

  • Your full name
  • CMU student number (on your admission letter)
  • Airline Name, Flight number & Flight arrival time (EST)

Please note that the university is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Although we will be able to arrange airport transportation for you, the Office of International Affairs will not be open until the following Monday morning. Plan to arrive during the following dates at LAN:

Spring Semester - January 5 & 6, 2015

Pick up times will be 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. each day. If you arrive after the final scheduled pick-up of the day, please make arrangements to stay in a local hotel for the evening. Planning what to bring with you and packing everything in a limited amount of luggage can be a challenge. Please check with your airline to determine what your baggage weight allowance is, how many pieces of luggage are allowed, and how much in fees you may have to pay.

Check-in Sessions

New International Students are required to attend one check-in session following arrival to CMU. Sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. EST in Ronan Hall​. Please bring your passport, visa, I-20 or DS-2019 with you to the session. Check the schedule below for dates and times.

   Spring 2016 Check-in Schedule

January 5 - 8

10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. EST 

We will also have one early check-in session per day at 2:00 p.m. starting December 16th and running through the 23rd.


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