Tips for New Students
The closest airport to Auburn is Atlanta, Georgia’s – Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (about 100 miles from Auburn). It is a busy International airport and is the most frequently used airport by the people of Auburn. We would recommend you fly there.
Before getting on the plane
Do NOT put your I-20 form into your checked luggage. Your passport and I-20 form should be with you when you arrive at the customs in the US airports.
From ATLANTA Hartsfield Jackson Airport
You can take a shuttle to Auburn. These shuttles run a few times a day and they depart from the "Ground Transportation" section, right out of the airport terminals. Currently, only the shuttle company "Express 85" operates on the Atlanta-Auburn route. You can find detailed information about shuttle times and reservation here.
Driving Directions from ATL Airport
-Get on I-85 South and drive about 95 miles.
-Take exit 51 (You will see a big street sign “Auburn University Exit” on I-85)
-Exit 51 will put you on South College Street, drive north (take the right after taking exit 51) until you see Auburn University Buildings on the left (SamfordHall is the easiest one to notice, click here to see a picture of Samford Hall). Most of the Auburn University buildings will be on the left including Hargis Hall where Office of International Education and Graduate School are present.
-You can also visit an interactive map of Auburn University posted here.
What to do upon arrival to Auburn?
-Please immediately check in at 201 Hargis Hall, bring all your immigration paperwork, passport and other documents. ALL accompanying dependents must also bring their documents as well.
-Make sure you attend the orientation sessions. You can check your orientation schedule when you check-in at 201 Hargis Hall.
-You and your dependents (if any) will be automatically enrolled to a health-insurance program by Auburn University. This insurance will be billed to your bursars bill.