Arriving at IUP

  • Arrival Information

    Immigration laws allow you to arrive in the US no more than 30 days before the start date listed on your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019. For spring 2021, the start date is January 11, 2021. Summer start dates will vary by program.  

    The start date on the I-20/DS-2019 is the arrival day for all new international students for that term. Orientation, housing, and transportation provided by IUP are organized around these days. 

  • Hotel Information

    Below is a list of local accommodations in Indiana, Pennsylvania, including hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and more. Some hotels may offer a discounted rate for new IUP students—please check with the hotel prior to booking.

    Best Western Indiana Inn
    Phone: 724-349-4600
    Address: 111 Plaza Drive - 3 miles from IUP  

    Hampton Inn
    Phone: 724-349-7000
    Address: 1275 Indian Springs Road - 2 miles from IUP

    Hilton Garden Inn
    Phone: 724-349-2222
    Address: 714 Pratt Dr, Indiana PA 15705. Only 0.2 miles from IUP.  

    Park Inn by Radisson
    Phone: 724-463-3561
    Address: 1395 Wayne Avenue - 2 miles from IUP  

    Quality Inn and Suites
    Phone: 724-349-9620
    Address: 1545 Wayne Avenue - 3 miles from IUP  

    If you need to reserve a hotel room in Pittsburgh, see the list of Pittsburgh hotels on the Airport Hotel Guide site.

  • Airport Shuttle and Taxi Services

    Due to COVID-19, we are not sure if we will offer a shuttle service from the Pittsburgh airport to Indiana, Pennsylvania, for spring 2021. Students can use the transportation services below to organize a ride to IUP upon arrival. View the IUP Campus Maps and Directions page for directions. Most students will be admitted to the IUP main campus in Indiana, Pennsylvania, which is approximately 80 miles northeast of the Pittsburgh International Airport. All rates for airport transportation are subject to change. Please be aware that the university does not have the resources to meet nor transport students on an individual basis.