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Official new student move-in date: Friday, August 21, 2020

Official returning student move-in date: Sunday, August 23,2020

*Please do not plan to move in before the dates above. In addition, some athletic teams move in earlier; please consult the coach.

You are expected to arrive in the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the day of “report date” indicated on your I-20.

  1. Things to carry while you travel:
    • Your passport / F-1 visa
    • Your SEVIS form I-20
    • Evidence of financial resources (such as bank statement or affidavit of support)
    • Evidence of student status (such as tuition receipts, transcripts, or letter of acceptance)
    • Paper receipt for the SEVIS I-901 fee
    • The name and contact information of your designated school official
      •  Kristy Berg | DSO 304-243-2090
    • Keep these documents and money with you at all times. Keep important papers in your carry-on luggage, with a photocopy in your other baggage. Label your luggage inside and out with your name and both your home address and U.S. addresses and telephone numbers. To prevent inconvenience in case of lost luggage, keep in your carry-on luggage all items you would need for one night’s emergency stay in a hotel.
  2. Inform the immigration officer at the port of entry that you will be a new or returning student.
  3. Maintain contact with the Registrar’s Office (2nd floor, CET) throughout your stay to ensure that your SEVIS data is updated and accurate.

Once your plane arrives at Pittsburgh International Airport you will need to know a few things. Baggage Claim at the Pittsburgh International Airport is conveniently located in the lower level of the Landside Terminal. Just follow the signs to Baggage Claim which will include riding the tram from the Airside Terminal to the Landside Terminal, and heading directly down the escalator in front of you after you pass around the security checkpoint. Once you arrive in Baggage Claim, you will find overhead monitors to your right and left. US Airways baggage all comes in on one side and the other side is for all other airlines. After you claim your luggage please proceed outside to the arrivals curb (pick up area). You need to find the door/pole number 7 at the very end of the curb (same level). A Wheeling University vehicle will be waiting for you there! Our student driver will take you to the campus. On your way to campus you will stop by at Wal-Mart (store) to buy some stuff for your room. If your flight is delayed or canceled please contact your Admission’s Representative.

To request transportation please complete this form and email it to

For New Students Arriving at Wheeling University for the First Time

As a convenience, WU will provide a shuttle from the airport only for your first arrival to campus as a new student. Throughout the rest of the year, and for the remainder of your time at WU, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the airport.

Shuttles will be provided on the days listed below – please plan your flights accordingly. No WU shuttles will be running outside of these dates. Shuttle times will depend on the arrival of the requests received, and you will be notified via cardinal Email (your address) of your shuttle time in the weeks leading up to your arrival. Also, included in that email will be further details about meeting the shuttle at the airport.

Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 17

To request transportation please complete this form and email it to

For Returning Students

Wheeling University no longer provides airport shuttles for returning students. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the airport for the beginning of the year, all breaks, and the end of the year. Please plan accordingly.

Airport Limousine of Wheeling provides rides to and from the airport for a fee. Please visit their website for more information or call 304.232.1175.