Arrival Information

Notify the International Student Office with your flight schedule for transportation arrangements. Email Kristine Combs or fax 806-651-2071.


    • Book your flight for your final destination in Amarillo Texas,­ Rick Husband International Airport (Airport Code: AMA).
    • If you would like to be picked up at the airport please notify us 10 days prior to your flight with the pick up service form above.
      • Please include arrival plans in the additional information section (ex. staying the night at a hotel).
    • If you prefer to take a taxi from the airport to Canyon, TX. Approximate cost is $60 USD. We ask that you still provide us your arrival date, time and flight number.
    • Housing
      • On-Campus -Residence Halls officially open on Thursday, Aug. 19th at 9am; Dinning Hall opens at 11 am
        Arrangements may be made for international students to check-in a few days early (with Director approval). You must have a room assignment and you must provide us with your arrival information to secure early check-in. Checking in early may incur additional charges. Please contact us with your arrival information to determine estimated costs for your particular situation.
        • IMPORTANT: WTAMU's housing requirement applies to new, transfer, relocating, and re-enrolling students.Students who fail to comply with the housing requirement may have their registration denied or canceled, a hold placed on their student account, and housing charges posted to their account.
      • Off-Campus -If you will not be living in the WTAMU residence halls, you may want to consider living in an apartment in Canyon, TX. Please contact us for a copy of a local apartment list. Please note: International Student Services does not endorse any apartment complexes or companies. The apartment list is compiled of general public information that can be found on the internet. 
    • Hotels (temporary housing) -You will need to secure housing while you move in to your residence hall room, apartment, house, etc. Canyon has several hotels you can choose from. Please contact the hotel directly for more information about rates and availability. Please note: International Student Services does not endorse any specific hotels. 

Transportation to WTAMU

When making plans, schedule your arrival at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to coincide with our office hours. If you arrive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (central standard time), Monday through Friday, the International Student Office staff will pick you up at the airport.

If your flight is delayed, contact the office as soon as possible at 806-651-2073. After office hours or in case of emergency, contact the university police department at 806-651-2300 giving your full name, country, airline, the change in plans and a number where you can be reached, if possible. The university police will communicate your message to director Kristine Combs.

If you arrive after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or on a weekend, we will make every possible effort to schedule your pick-up, but if we are unable to do so, you'll need to arrange for taxi transportation to Canyon.

The cost of taxi service is about $45 to $50 U.S. dollars. Service can be found outside the baggage claim. You can also call 806-358-8350 (Airport Taxi Service) or 806-374-8444 (Yellow Cab Service). Coin operated telephones are located throughout the airport and require .50 to $1 U.S. coins.