U.S. prospective students with financial need can apply for a travel scholarship. To apply for this support, register for a Visitors Weekend and then complete the online Travel Scholarship Application Form before the Visitors Weekend.
To be eligible for the travel scholarship, prospective students need to attend all meetings, and complete the Visitor Evaluation form.
We provide lodging at MUM's Visitor Center Residence Hall to most prospective students and their parents. There is no charge for lodging and our organic vegetarian meals during our Visitors Weekends.
Arrival and departure times
The Visitors Weekend officially begins Friday night with a welcome dinner at 6:30 pm. The weekend officially ends Monday after lunch around 1:00 pm.
Ground Transportation for arrivals by airplane, train and bus
On the Friday of each Visitors Weekend, ground transportation from the following surrounding airports, train stations and bus stops is available at no charge, provided visitors request this service no later than one week in advance:
In order to use our shuttle service, travel itinerary is required, such as flight times, carrier, and flight number, and must meet the times provided. This information must be sent to the Visitors Weekend office by no later than the Monday before the upcoming Visitors weekend by the end of the day.
- Cedar Rapids (CID) airport,
- Des Moines (DSM) airport,
- Mt. Pleasant AMTRAK train station,
- Ottumwa AMTRAK train station or
- Fairfield bus stop
Ground transportation back to the airports, train stations and bus stop may also be arranged to leave at 1:00 pm on the Monday of each Visitors Weekend. To take advantage of this service, return departures must be at 4:30 pm or later on Monday.
The deadline for requesting ground transportation back to the airport or train station is also at least one week before the Visitors Weekend begins.
For transportation questions, please call 641-919-5513.
“MUM seems to have what most U.S. universities lack. The peaceful atmosphere and connection between students & faculty as equals makes it very unique.” — Amanda Fowler, Springfield, MO