Arrival Services

Intl Students Arrival 1 230x170JWU’s Providence Campus offers special arrival services to international students, including

  • Pick-up services from T.F. Green Airport to residence halls for students who will live on campus
  • Pick-up services from T.F. Green Airport to hotel for students who need to look for an off-campus apartment
  • Complimentary stay of up to 2 nights at the Radisson Airport Hotel for students who need to look for off-campus housing
  • International student orientation and welcome activities
  • Off-campus housing assistance
  • Shopping trips for apartment and residence hall setup

Students arriving in Providence by train or bus should take a taxi to the Radisson Airport Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Taxis will be waiting outside of the bus and train terminals, or you can call a taxi.

Transportation reservations are required for complimentary pick-up services from T.F. Green Airport and accommodations. In order to ensure full access to these services, you must submit the travel request form (129K PDF) to our office by the following dates:

  • Fall 2013 Term: July 12, 2013
  • Spring 2014 Term: January 13, 2014

Email or fax the completed form to ISS at +1 401-598-2267

Once we receive your international student travel form, a reservation will be arranged for you at the hotel if you will be living off campus (depending on availability). Failure to fulfill these requirements may result in additional costs and a reduction in services.

Pick-Up Services
Upon your request, a representative from JWU can meet you when you arrive in Providence and take you to your hotel.

  • Fall 2013 Term: September 1, 2013
  • Spring 2014 Term: March 3, 2014

If you plan to look for off-campus housing, arrive one week before these dates, so that you have enough time to find an apartment. Be sure to arrive between Sunday and Wednesday, as these are the nights that the hotel is available for arrival services.

Providence Arrival Locations
TF Green Airport: Look for the JWU representative in the baggage claim area.
Amtrak Train Station: Use the State House exit when disembarking from the train. View Amtrak schedules.
Peter Pan Bus Terminal: Buses run directly from Boston Logan to Providence’s Peter Pan Bus Terminal. View Peter Pan bus schedules.

Late or delayed arrivals
If your travel plans change due to a cancelled or delayed arrival, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. During normal business hours, contact the International Center at 401-598-4669. After hours, contact Safety and Security and ask for Transportation at 401-598-1103.

We cannot guarantee transportation or room reservations for last-minute changes.

If you plan to live in the residence halls but arrive after 1:30am, you will have to stay in the Radisson Airport Hotel on your first night at your own cost. You will have to take a taxi to the hotel, which will cost approximately $30. A JWU representative will pick you up at the hotel at 8:30am on the following morning and take you to your residence hall.