Center for Academic & Global Engagement International Student Services

When and How

You may enter the U.S. a maximum of 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. Orientation is January 8 and 9, 2015. We recommend that you arrive at least 1-2 days before the beginning of orientation so that you have time to get settled and rested.

At least a week before your arrival, confirm your travel information with Center by completing the Travel Arrangement form. We are able to provide FREE transportation from the Sioux Falls, SD, or Sioux City, IA, airports during the period of December 29 and January 7. Please try to arrive on Monday, Wednesday or Friday if possible.


If your flight is delayed or canceled, you will be coming to Vermillion for the following day, in which case, you will need a place to stay. The following Hotels are located near the two airports and provide free transportation to and from the airport to the hotel.

Note: Vermillion, SD is also served by Jefferson Bus Lines if you should choose to arrive at another airport.

If you do not secure Vermillion housing before your arrival, please make arrangements to stay at one of the local hotels:

Best Western Vermillion Inn
701 W. Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-8333

Holiday Inn Express
1200 N. Dakota Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-7600

Twenty Four Seven Inn Vermillion
1208 E. Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-8005

Prairie Inn Motel
912 N. Dakota Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 624-2824