Airport Pick-Up and Housing Information Form

Fall 2014

DIRECTIONS: It is very important that you complete this form, so that the Internationals Program Office can (a) schedule an airport pick-up for you and (b) find out what type of housing you want. This form must be submitted at least TWO WEEKS before your arrival date in order to guarantee airport pick-up.

IMPORTANT: Fields marked with an * are required.

Airport Pick-Up Dates For Fall 2014:

August 11-17, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

PART I: General Information

Student Name: (as it appears on your passport)

* Gender

*Do you intend to enroll in one of the following programs?

* English Language Program (ELP)?

* English Training in Engineering (ETIE) Program?

Emergency Contact Information
(In case of an emergency, who should we contact?)

PART II: Arrival Information

(1)New international students who wish to be picked up from the airport must arrive at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) between the dates and times listed below:

Fall 2014 term: August 14-17, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST)

(2) After you complete the Arrival Form, please e-mail a copy of your flight itinerary to or upload your list here:

* Do you want someone to pick you up at the airport?

* (Please choose AM or PM)

* Will you be transferring at an airport in the United States before arriving at Chicago?

* Arrival Airport

* (Please choose AM or PM)

* Will your plane stop at any other airport in the United states before arriving in Chicago?

* Are any family members traveling with you to the United States?

* Do you also want us to pick them up from the airport?

If you do not arrive during the airport pick-up times: If you arrive on a date or at a time of the day when we do not offer airport pick-ups, you will need to arrange your own transportation from O’Hare or Midway airports.

In this case, we recommend that you take the Coach USA bus, which is available from both airports, to the HIGHLAND, IN Bus Terminal (located at 8144 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, Indiana, which is about 2 miles from the campus). The ride from the airports takes approximately one hour. For more information, please visit their website at Tickets can be purchased online or at the airport (approximately $22 one way). Coach USA’s last bus leaving O’Hare and Midway airports is about 11:00 p.m. (Subject to change; visit Coach USA’s website to confirm).

You will also need transportation from the Highland Bus Terminal to the University Village residence halls at PUC (if you have already reserved a space there) or at a local hotel. Listed below are a few taxi cab companies that you can call for a ride:

  • Yellow Cab of Northwest Indiana: (219) 932-9999
  • Best Calumet Cab Company: (219) 932-2169
  • Howard’s Cab: (219) 932-8050

If you arrive at the airport when Coach USA or another coach bus service is not available, you may decide to stay at a hotel in Chicago. Below are a couple of hotels near the Chicago airports:

Comfort Inn O’Hare
2175 East Toughy Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 635-1300

Candlewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel
Chicago O’Hare

4021 North Mannheim Road
Schiller Park, Illinois 60176
(847) 671-4663

Hotels by Midway Airport:

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Chicago Midway Airport

6630 South Cicero Avenue
Bedford Park, Illinois 60638
(708) 594-0090

Midway Inn
5335 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60632-4223
(773) 582-9600

NOTE: All of these hotels offer free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport.

PART III: Housing Information

NOTE: Most international students live in the University Villge (UV), which are Purdue University Calumet’s university residence halls.

* Do you plan to live in the University Village?

* Have you submitted your housing contract, $20.00 housing application fee, and $200.00 housing deposit?

* If yes, have you received an e-mail confirming your housing at the University Village?

IMPORTANT: If you have submitted your housing contract, $20.00 application fee and $200.00 deposit and you have not received a housing assignment confirmation, please contact the Department of Housing and Residential Education at immediately because space is limited.

For more information on housing, visit

Hotel Information – It is important for you to make sure that you have a place to stay upon your arrival in the United States. You will need to stay in a hotel if you have no other place to stay your first few nights. Hotel prices can vary greatly, ranging from less than $100 to a few hundred dollars. Some of the local hotels may offer you a lower price if you tell them that you are a Purdue University Calumet student. Click here to view the list of hotels just below the contact information at the right of the page.

PART IV: Other Information

If there is any other information that you think is important for us to know, please include it below.