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Travel, Housing and Directions

Flight Information

If you are flying in to attend orientation, we offer a free shuttle service to and from the Rick Husband International Airport on the Wednesday prior to your orientation and the Friday afternoon of your orientation.

If you would like to be picked up from the Rick Husband International Airport, you must make arrangements at least 10 days prior to your orientation by contacting Miguel Soto in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at msoto@wtamu.edu or 806-651-2313.

If you 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 The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at 806-651-2313, or view the campus map.

Student Lodging

Students attending New Student Orientation will have the opportunity to experience residence hall life by staying on campus. Students who plan to stay in on-campus housing for NSO will need to bring bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow, towel, and other necessities.  Student Lodging is included in your NSO fee.

Family Lodging Options

Guest rooms are available in Buff Hall for our family members that choose to attend NSO for a small fee.  One room for one person is $35.  One room for two people is $45.  Children under 6 stay free.  Contact Residential Living at 806-651-3000 for details or to make reservations.  A list of nearby hotels and motels and rates can be found on the Admissions lodging page.

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)