West Texas A&M University

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New Student Orientation Travel

Travel, Housing and Directions

Flight Information

If you are flying in to attend orientation, a shuttle service is offered to pick you up from Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo that will bring you to your future home here at WTAMU and provide return service at the conclusion of your orientation. This shuttle will only run at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 4 pm on the following days prior to your Orientation:

  • Wednesday, June 10
  • Sunday, June 21
  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Wednesday, July 22
  • Wednesday, July 29

Return service to the airport will occur at the conclusion of your orientation session (on Friday unless you are attending the June 22-23 session). The shuttle will leave campus between noon and 4 p.m. depending on flight needs. Return service is not available after 4 p.m.

If you would like to be picked up from the Rick Husband International Airport, please note this at the time you register for orientation. Space is limited for each airport pick-up and reservations are required. Please arrange flights around this pick-up schedule. Shuttle pick-ups will run on indicated days and times only, so please plan accordingly. If you have not yet made flight reservations at the time of your NSO registration, please call Michelle McFadden at 806-651-2007 with your plans as soon as they are finalized.

If the pre-planned shuttle schedule does not coordinate with your flight schedule, if your your schedule changes, or if you simply prefer to coordinate your own transportation, please visit the Rick Husband International Airport website for available rental car and taxi services. Keep in mind when making flight arrangements the WTAMU campus is roughly 30 minutes from the Rick Husband International Airport.

If you have questions about how to get to campus or where to go on campus, contact Admissions at 1-800-99-WTAMU, or view the campus map.


Student Lodging

Students attending New Student Orientation will have the opportunity to experience residence hall life by staying on campus. Students who plan to stay in on-campus housing for NSO will need to bring bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow, towel, and other necessities.

Family Lodging Options

A list of nearby hotels and motels and rates can be found on our lodging page. Families also have the option of staying on campus for an additional fee. Contact Residential Living at 806-651-3000 for details.


Driving Directions from the Rick Husband International Airport:


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  1. Take a slight right at Rosenwald Dr.
  2. Turn right at Airport Blvd/Centennial Blvd/TX-468-SPUR .
  3. Turn right at E I-40
  4. Take the ramp onto I-40 W
  5. Take exit 70 to merge onto I-27 S/US-60 W/US-87 S toward Lubbock
  6. Take exit 110 to merge onto US-60 W/US-87 S toward Hereford/Canyon
  7. Continue to follow US-87 S
  8. Turn left at TX-48-SPUR
  9. Turn right at 24th St/Victory Dr. (WTAMU campus)