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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 the Wednesday 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 Wednesday only, drop-off will be at 3pm Friday only please plan accordingly.


These pick-up times will run each Wednesday prior to NSO:

  • 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.

We will provide an airport drop-off each Friday of NSO, which will leave campus at 2:30 p.m. Students and families using this service will meet the shuttle at the residence hall front desk at 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Airport drop-off time on Friday:

  • 3:00 p.m. arrive at 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

During Orientation, you will be able to check out what life will be like in one of our residence halls. An overnight stay in one of our halls is provided to all students in attendance at NSO. Should you desire to stay overnight with us, you will need to provide your own linens as well as laundry items. These items are not provided for you during your stay on our campus.

Students are encouraged to stay in campus housing during their New Student Orientation; the housing cost is included in the NSO fee and cannot be waived.

For students who attend pre-orientation testing or arrive in Amarillo the day before their New Student Orientation, housing arrangements can be made.

Family Lodging Options

If you are interested in an overnight stay in one of our residence halls during NSO, we do offer a limited number of rooms for family and guest members. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A stay in the residence halls is not included for family and guests. Should you be interested in reserving one of these rooms, please contact the Office of Residential LIving at 806.651.3000. The cost to stay in the residence hall is $15 per night. Family members will need to bring bed linens and overnight supplies with them as these are not provided.

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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