Welcome to Arkansas Tech University

Arrival Information

As a newly admitted student planning for your upcoming study time and arrival in the U.S., you may have many questions. The IMSSO has prepared a New International Student Information Packet for you. This packet is designed to help you--from visa basics to the weather in Arkansas. Please take time to carefully read the Information Packet that has been prepared for your corresponding semester start date.

You may also visit The Department of Homeland Security's webpage: Study in the States: http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students and go to "Prospective Students" for information on what to do next.

Please plan your arrival to the following airport: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AR: http://www.fly-lit.com/


Spring 2016 Semester

Students must report to Arkansas Tech University by 9am on January 7, 2016 to take part in mandatory student orientation and registration.

A free airport shuttle will be provided from Little Rock airport on January 6, 2016. Students arriving at or before 5pm should email the International and Multicultural Student Services Office at imsso@atu.edu with your flight information and request for shuttle pickup by December 18, 2015. A university representative will meet you in the waiting area in front of Starbucks on the lower level in the Little Rock airport.

Please read the International Student Information Packet for the Spring 2016 Semester

**For those of you who are not able to use our free shuttle on any of the dates listed above, you can consider using the following private transportation service provider:

Yellow Cab of Little Rock                                                                                                                                             Phone number: (501) 222-2222

Argenta Transportation Company                                                                                                                                 Phone number: (601) 207-0137

On-Campus Housing for Spring 2016

  • Arkansas Tech University requires single students under 21, and with under 60 hours of college work completed, to live on campus in University-owned housing units.
  • For the purpose of health, safety, privacy and for the normal operation of the residence halls, residents must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All new students beginning Tech in the Spring 2016 semester should apply for on-campus housing as soon as possible. Housing on-campus fills very quickly. 
  • You can find more information about living on campus at the Residence Life website: http://www.atu.edu/reslife