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All students should read the information below BEFORE making travel plans to the University.

What day should I arrive on campus?

August 2014 Entry

All U.S. Students August 13
All International Students August 11 or 12
January 2015 Entry
All U.S. Students January 7
All International Students January 5 or 6

Which airport should I use?

Airports

Driving time to campus:
Cedar Rapids / Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) — recommended 80 minutes
Des Moines (DSM) 2 hours
Moline (MLI) 2 hours

How do I get from an nearby airport to campus?

If you would like to coordinate rides or share a shuttle to Fairfield you can do so using the MUM ride board

Below are drivers who are available for transport to and from local airports (Cedar Rapids, Moline, and Des Moines):

  • Eusebio Beltran / (641) 919-1314 / egb108@gmail.com
  • Mike Gautherat / (641) 919-8977 / mgauth@lisco.com
  • Rich Schindler / (641) 919-1817, (877) 270 2120 toll-free / richandjune@yahoo.com
  • Ken Dubin / (312) 399-8081 / ken@kendubin.com

For your convenience, listed below are shuttle services that provide transportation by automobile from nearby airports to the University:

Cedar Rapids, IA
Website: crshuttle.com
Phone: (800) 725-8460 in the U.S. or (319) 337-2340 outside the U.S.
Fax: (319) 862-1094

Moline, IL
Website: http://www.actiitransportation.com/
Phone: (800) 769-8891 in the U.S. or (309) 799-8891 outside the U.S.
Fax: (309) 799-7901

How do I get from a nearby train station or bus station to campus?

The following contacts are private, independent drivers available as resources to aid your arrival to campus. These drivers are not employed by the University and MUM is not responsible for their services provided.

Eusebio Beltran / (641) 919-1314 / egb108@gmail.com
Rich Schindler / (641) 919-1817 / richandjune@yahoo.com / (877) 270 2120 toll-free

Driving directions and campus map?

We suggest using Mapquest for your specific driving directions. For “Ending Address” just insert 52557 in the postal code box — the rest of the University’s address is not needed.

Maharishi University of Management is located on Iowa Route 1 at the northern edge of Fairfield, Iowa, in the southeastern part of the state. The address is 1000 N. 4th Street, Fairfield, Iowa, 52557.

Campus Map

What do I do when I arrive on campus?

You should check in at the Argiro Student Center. There will be reserved parking spaces on Dr. Keith Wallace Drive.

Upon arrival you will receive a Welcome Information Package, your housing assignment and key, and assistance with your baggage. You will also meet staff who will help you to settle onto campus.

Each residence hall has a residence advisor who will be expecting you and can answer any questions you may have (day or night). The residence advisor’s contact information will be posted on every floor in your building.

If unforeseen circumstances such as delayed flights or weather force you to arrive on campus after 10:00 p.m., please notify an admissions counselor as soon as possible by calling 800-846-1890. Then, when you arrive on campus, please call Campus Security at campus extension 1115 from the campus phone in the lobby of the Argiro Student Center. If you are calling from your cell phone in the U.S., the number is 641-472-1115. Campus Security will meet you at the Argiro Student Center lobby and assist you with getting into your room.

There will be a place to safely store luggage if needed.

International Students: Always call the International Arrivals phone number when arriving on campus. On the international arrival days this number can be reached 24 hours a day. International Arrival number: 641-472-1140, or campus extension 1140.

Important travel advice for international students

U.S. Immigration Officers at the U.S. port of entry may require the name, address and phone number of the University’s Principal Designated School Official (PDSO). Please take note of this information and HAVE IT WITH YOU when you travel:

Ms. Nancy Watkins
(Principal Designated School Official — PDSO)
Maharishi University of Management
1000 North 4th Street, Fairfield, Iowa, 52557
Telephone (only for use by Immigration officials):
641-919-1944

(Please note: This contact information is to be used only by Immigration Officials at the US port of entry, NOT BY YOU. If you need to contact us, always call 800-369-6480 or 641-472-1140.

We strongly recommend that you allow a minimum 3-hour layover time at the airport where you first land in the U.S. to avoid missing your connecting flight and possibly spending the night at a hotel. There are several security inspections through which you must pass, and all of them can have long waiting times.

If you have questions about transportation, call MUM Transportation between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST at 800-369-6480 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 641-472-1110.

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