International Student Arrival Information
Please make reservations for your flight to arrive at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Students beginning at CSB/SJU for Fall Semester should plan to arrive to campus on Monday, August 24, 2015. Try to arrive during the day between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We will have student mentors available to greet you when you arrive to campus and to escort you to your room.
Orientation for New International Students will start on Tuesday, August 25 and required orientation activities/programs will go through Sunday, August 30. Classes will begin on Monday, August 31. Please avoid arriving to campus before Monday, August 24 as there will be no programming or services and your room will not be ready until Monday, August 24. By arriving on Monday, August 24 you will have plenty of time to move into your room, get adjusted to the time difference and you will have an opportunity to go shopping at a local shopping mall during the orientation program.
Getting to Campus
Please be aware that the CSB/SJU campuses are approximately 80 miles (128 kilometers) away from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. It takes approximately 1.5 hours by car to go from the airport to the campuses, depending on traffic.
The CSB/SJU International Admission Office can make arrangements for you to get from the airport to campus. If you would like us to make arrangements, please choose that option on the International Student Arrival Form on the Forms Portal. If you will rent a car or make other arrangements on your own to arrive to campus, please choose one of those options on the International Student Arrival Form so that we are aware of your plans and approximate time of arrival to campus. Note: We recommend that you do not take a taxi cab from the airport to CSB/SJU as the cost is very expensive.
If your parents are coming with you, we recommend one of the following:
- St. Cloud Holiday Inn and Suites Hotel
- A hotel listed on this site
- The Saint John's Abbey Guesthouse
If your flight is unexpectedly delayed and will arrive late at night, please contact Alex Schleper, the Director of International Admission. He will give you instructions on the best options for you to arrive to CSB/SJU. In an extreme emergency please seek overnight accommodations near the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and call us for further instructions. If needed, we recommend the Comfort Inn Hotel, which is very near the airport. A free shuttle service by the Comfort Inn is provided to and from the airport.
Contact information for the Comfort Inn Hotel:
1321 78th Street
Complete the International Student Arrival Form in the Forms Portal.