Earlham College's New Student Orientation (NSO) begins on Friday, August 7, 2020, and is required for all incoming students; this includes all first year students, exchange students, and transfer students.
When making travel arrangements, all international students should plan to arrive at Earlham on Thursday, August 6 or Friday, August 7, 2020 so that you have time to travel from the airport to campus, get settled in to your campus dorm room and to get rested before NSO begins.
Earlham provides shuttles from the Dayton International Airport (DAY) only. If you fly into any other airport, you will be responsible for your own transportation to campus.
The shuttle sign-up form is available through the Countdown Portal.
EARLHAM WILL PROVIDE SHUTTLES FROM THE DAYTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON:
- Thursday, August 6: at 9am, Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and Midnight
- Friday, August 7: at 9am, Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and Midnight
- Saturday, August 8: at 9 a.m. and Noon
Passengers are required to wear a face covering while onboard the van. Plan to meet the van driver in the baggage claim area. Please indicate the airline and flight number on the arrival form, the time that your flight arrives, and the number of guests accompanying you.
If you prefer to be picked up outside of these times, you may use the Charter Vans desk at the Dayton airport to schedule pick up. The Charter Vans phone number is 937-898-4043. Please note: the cost for shuttles arranged outside of the pick-up times above will be the responsibility of the student.
Please email NSO@earlham.edu to communicate any travel changes while en route to Dayton.
Please note that you are not allowed to enter the U.S. on your F-1 visa any earlier than 30 days before the Program Start Date on your I-20 (unless you are transferring your SEVIS record from another school within the U.S.) and if you arrive in the U.S. before Thursday, August 6 th, you will need to make your own housing arrangements until then.
All incoming students will attend NSO sessions from Friday, August 7th through Sunday Aug. 9th, and through the month of August. Classes begin on Monday, August 10th.
There will be virtual options for NSO for students who will be studying online for Fall 2020. Contact NSO@earlham.edu for more details.