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Airport Arrival Form

Fall 2013 Semester

DIRECTIONS: Please complete this form so that the Office of International Services can arrange for an airport pick up for you. This form must be submitted at least TWO WEEKS before your arrival date in order to guarantee airport pick up. This service is provided for NEW international students ONLY, arriving for their first semester at Governors State University.

IMPORTANT: fields marked with an * are required fields.

Airport Pick Up Times for Fall 2013 Semester | August 10-19th, 9 am to 8 pm Central Standard Time (CST).

General Information
* Student Name: (as it appears on your passport)
 
 
* First Name: (Given Name)* Last Name: (Family Name)
  
 
* GSU Student ID Number: (See acceptance letter)* Country of Citizenship:
  
 
* Gender:* Home Address:
 
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* City:* Country:
  
 
* Home Phone Number:* Email Address:
  
 
Emergency Contact Information
In case of an emergency, who should we contact?
* Emergency Contact Name:* Emergency Contact Phone Number:
  
 
Arrival Information
IMPORTANT: New international students who wish to be picked up from the airport must arrive at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) between these dates and times: Fall 2013 semester: August 10th - August 19th, 9 am to pm Central Standard Time (CST)

After you complete the Arrival Form, please email a copy of your flight itinerary toois@govst.edu.
* Do you want someone to pick you up at the airport?* Flight Departure Location (City, Country):
 
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* Flight Departure Date (Month/Day/Year) (eg. 05/10/2013):* Flight Departure Time:
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* Will you be transferring at an airport in the United States before arriving at Chicago?* Arrival Airport:
 
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* Arrival Date (Month/Day/Year) (eg. 05/10/2013):* Arrival Time (Central Standard Time CST):
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* Arrival Airline:* Flight Number:
  
 
* Will your plane stop at any other airport in the United States before arriving in Chicago?If YES, please write the name of the airport, airline, and flight number.
 
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* Are any family members traveling with you to the United States?If YES, please list their names and relationships to you:
 
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* Do you also want us to pick them up from the airport?
 
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If you do not arrive during the airport pick up times: If you arrive on a date or time of day when we do not offer airport pick-ups, you will need to arrange your own transportation from O'Hare or Midway airports.

In this case, we recommend that if you are traveling from O'Hare International Airport that you take the CTA train, BLUE LINE, which has a stop in the airport, to downtown Chicago, and exit at the WASHINGTON stop. Once you get off the WASHINGTON blue line stop, you will need to walk a couple of blocks to another train line stop with Metra Electric Line. This stop is known as either RANDOLPH or MILLENNIUM station. Metra Electric Line will take you directly to University Park, Illinois, to within five minutes of the university. You can access train schedules for the train lines from their retrospective websites.

If you are traveling from Midway International Airport, we recommend that you take the CTA train, ORANGE LINE, which has a stop at the airport, to downtown Chicago, and exit at the Randolph and Wabash stop. Once you get off the RANDOLPH/WABASH stop, you will need to walk a couple of blocks to another train line stop with Metra Electric Line. This stop is known as either RANDOLPH or MILLENNIUM station. Metra Electric Line will take you directly to University Park, Illinois, to within five minutes of the university. You can access train schedules for the train lines from their retrospective websites.

Governors State University provides transportation from the Metra Train stop in University Park to the university. Please click this link to get information on the shuttle service provided by GSU.

You may need transportation from the train station to the university or to wherever you may be living, an apartment, house or with a friend. Listed below are a few local taxi cab companies:

  • E Z Way Cab Company: 708.758.3399
  • Riverdale Taxi LLC: 708.288.5038

If you arrive at the airport when transportation is not available, you may decide to stay at a hotel in Chicago near the airport. Hotels in or near O'Hare International Airport:

Embassy Suites Chicago
5500 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
847.678.4000
Courtyard Chicago O'Hare
2950 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847.824.7000

Hotels near Midway Airport:

Hampton Inn Chicago-Midway Airport
6540 South Cicero Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60638
708.496.1900
Courtyard Chicago Midway Airport
6610 South Cicero Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60638
708.563.0200

NOTE: All of these hotels offer free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport.

 
Housing Information

Governors State University does not currently offer on-campus housing options for students attending the university. As a result, GSU maintains an off-campus housing list; students can call and arrange to move in upon arrival to the school. It is considered the responsibility of the student to contact the apartment complexes to find out current rental rates and how to rent the apartment before arriving at the university. (how do we attach the off campus housing list to this form?)

Hotel Information: It is important for you to make sure that you have a place to stay upon your arrival to the United States. You will need to stay in a hotel if you have no other place to stay your first few nights. Hotel prices can vary greatly, ranging from less than $100 dollars to a few hundred dollars. Some of the local hotels may offer you a lower price if you tell them that you are a Governors State University student.

 
Other Information

If there is any other information that you think is important for us to know, please include it below.

Other Information: