Travel & Airport Pickup

Step 1

Booking a Flight

Book a flight with final destination: Rochester, MN (RST) international airport.  If arriving early, please work with the housing manager to determine move in dates. If you arrive after 5 p.m., you will need to make arrangements to stay in a hotel (see below for more information).

Derek Hahn - Housing Manager
Office/Apt.: 507-396-8557

Mailing Address
1700 8th AVE NW
Austin, MN 55912


Step 2

Flight Information

If you are living on campus e-mail the housing manager the following information at least two weeks before you arrive:

  • Date of Arrival
  • Time of Arrival

If you require transportation from the airport to Austin please e-mail the following information to your international student advisor

  • Date of Arrival
  • Time of Arrival
  • Flight Number
  • Airline Name


Step 3

Airport Pickup

Airport pickup from the Rochester, MN (RST) International Airport is arranged for international students who apply for Riverland housing. The service is included in your student fees. A Riverland student will pick you up at the baggage claim area. Look for a Riverland sign. If you have trouble finding your Riverland driver, please contact your international advisor.

If YOU DON'T FLY INTO ROCHESTER YOU WILL NEED Airport Shuttle Information:  Prior to traveling, please make arrangements with the Rochester shuttle service.  There are two shuttles services from the Minneapolis airport to Rochester 24 hours a day.  

To use the airport shuttle go to the Ground Transportation Information Desk near the international baggage claim area. Shuttle service to the Rochester area is approximately $35 one way and takes approximately 90 minutes. 

Important Reminder:
There is no airport pick-up between the hours of 6 pm and 8 am or on Sunday. If you plan to arrive during these times, you can stay in a hotel near the airport for one night. Please contact your International Advisor before you arrive to make arrangements for them to pick you up at the hotel


Hotel Arrangements

If you need assistance with hotel information or reservations please email your International Advisor