West Texas A&M University

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New Student Orientation Travel

Travel, Housing and Directions

Flight Information

If you are flying in to attend orientation, a shuttle service is offered to pick you up from Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo that will bring you to your future home here at WTAMU. This shuttle will only run the following times on Thursday, January 15 prior to your Orientation. If you would like to be picked up from the Rick Husband International Airport at one of these times, please note this at the time you register for orientation. Space is limited for each airport pick-up and reservations are required. Please arrange flights around this pick-up schedule. Shuttle pick-ups will run on Thursday only, so please plan accordingly.


These pick-up times will run on Thursday, January 15 prior to orientation:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.

If these times do not coordinate with your flight schedule, your schedule changes, or you simply prefer to coordinate your own transportation, please visit the Rick Husband International Airport website for available rental car and taxi services. Keep in mind when making flight arrangements the WTAMU campus is roughly 30 minutes from the Rick Husband International Airport.

If you have questions about how to get to campus or where to go on campus, contact Admissions at 1-800-99-WTAMU, or view the campus map.

Student Lodging

Students attending the one day orientation on January 16, 2015 will be allowed to check into their residence hall early on Thursday, January 15 from 4-6 pm in your assigned residence hall.

Family Lodging Options

A list of nearby lodging facilities and rates can be found by following this link should you be interested in staying in one of the area hotels and motels.

Driving Directions from the Rick Husband International Airport:

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  1. Take a slight right at Rosenwald Dr.
  2. Turn right at Airport Blvd/Centennial Blvd/TX-468-SPUR .
  3. Turn right at E I-40
  4. Take the ramp onto I-40 W
  5. Take exit 70 to merge onto I-27 S/US-60 W/US-87 S toward Lubbock
  6. Take exit 110 to merge onto US-60 W/US-87 S toward Hereford/Canyon
  7. Continue to follow US-87 S
  8. Turn left at TX-48-SPUR
  9. Turn right at 24th St/Victory Dr. (WTAMU campus)
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