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New International Students

International Students

Welcome to the CU community!

We want you to have a great experience here, and that starts now. Take a look at the information below and get ready to join us at CU!

Be sure to pay special attention to deadlines and the list of things to do before you arrive.


Fall 2021- Plan to arrive August 18th or 19th

International Student Orientation begins 20 August 2021. All new international students should plan to attend orientation.
*Athletes- Some athletes will arrive early for practice. If you are an athlete you should ask your coach when you need to arrive.

Airport Shuttle

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) offers an airport shuttle from the Louisville airport (SDF) at the beginning and end of each semester. This shuttle is free for all international students.

Fall 2021 Shuttle Schedule

    • August 18 at 10 a.m.
    • August 18 at 3 p.m.
  • August 18 at 10 p.m.
  • August 19 at 10 a.m.
  • August 19 at 3 p.m.
  • August 19 at 10 p.m.

If you would like to use the shuttle, we encourage you to reserve your seat as soon as possible after you know your arrival plans. You may visit the Airport Shuttle Sign-Up to make your reservation.

When you arrive at the airport, you will meet the CGE shuttle driver at the scheduled time at the curb outside the baggage claim.

We will usually be driving a white 15-passenger van.

You will also receive a confirmation email a few days before you arrive with additional information.

Other Arrival Plans

We know that some students will not arrive be able to take the airport shuttle on the day they arrive, or they will prefer to make other plans. Please use these resources if you need to find a hotel in the area, rent a car, or take a taxi.
Hotels with airport shuttles
Rental Cars at the Louisville Airport
Hotels in Campbellsville

Tell Us Your Plans

All new students should fill out this form telling us your arrival plans. We will need this information as we communicate with other offices on campus and make plans to welcome you to CU. You can also use this form to make your airport shuttle reservation.

International Student Orientation

All new international students should plan to participate in International Student Orientation.

  • Complete the required check in with the CGE immigration advisor
  • Complete your new student checklist
  • Receive important information
  • Meet other international students

This year, you will be enrolled in an online orientation before you arrive. Then, we will have an in-person orientation beginning August 20.

You can find the link for the online orientation in the left column. We will send you your password and more information about the in-person sessions soon.

Shopping for Dorm Supplies

Are there things you need to purchase when you arrive, such as bedding, towels, and pillows? You have the opportunity to order the things you need before you arrive and we will have them waiting in your room.

CU has partnered with OCM to help you get the things you need. You have the option to order from OCM and they will ship your things directly to CU!

If you are going to use this service, order early so that your things will arrive on time. You can check out the OCM/Campbellsville University website here.

OCM will accept international forms of payment.

CGE will also be scheduling a shopping trip soon after your arrival so that you can pick up other things that you need, and we will provide a weekly shopping opportunity at the local Walmart so that you can get the day-to-day things you need throughout the semester.

Dorm Assignments

The Residence Life staff will be completing room assignments this summer. You can expect to receive your room assignment after the beginning of July.

Class Schedules

The CGE staff will contact you to begin this process when we receive confirmation from the Office of Enrollment that you received your visa.