Arrival Information & Airport/Bus Pickup Request

The HSU Center for International Programs will provide a courtesy van/bus and driver (during the dates specified for each term) for pickups and transportation from the airport or Arcata Transit Center (bus terminal) to lodging (on and off campus). If you are living on-campus, we will also assist you in checking into the dorms. If you will arrive on any other date, you must make your own transportation arrangements. For more information, visit:

DIRECTIONS: It is very important that you complete this form, so that the Center for International Programs office can schedule an airport/bus pick-up for you. This form must be submitted at least TWO WEEKS before your arrival date in order to guarantee pick-up. We advise you arrive at least 1 day before the first day of orientation in order to attend the mandatory orientation on time.

If you have any questions, please email us at

IMPORTANT: Fields marked with an * are required.

PART I: General Information

We will use this information to contact you in case flights are delayed or cancelled.

Note: Under California Law, children are required to ride restrained in a safety seat if they are under six years of age or weighing less than 60 pounds (27.3 kilograms).

PART II: Departure/Arrival Information

New international students who wish to be picked up must arrive between the dates specified for each term.

• AIRLINE: If you would like airport pick-up, you must arrive at Arcata Airport - code ACV

• BUS: If you would like pick-up from the bus terminal, you must arrive at the Arcata Transit Center

*If you need to arrive outside of the scheduled dates and require pick-up from airport/bus terminal, please notify us early so that we can do our best to accommodate your special request.

Departure Information

From last location before arriving at the Arcata Airport - code ACV

Arrival Information
Bus Information

Note: Both Greyhound and Amtrak bus lines service Arcata. The bus terminal for both lines are located 16-miles south of downtown San Francisco from SFO. Please contact our office for detailed directions.

*There are NO TRAIN SERVICES to Arcata.

Part III: Other Information

If so, please describe so we can make proper arrangements (large musical instrument, snowboard, etc.).