Yes, bring your car to school - plenty of convenient parking
Another beauty of going to a smaller school? You can bring a car even when you're a freshman. In fact, about half of our freshmen do have cars with them on campus. Just register your car during New Student Orientation (it's free), and you will be assigned your parking area. Be sure to park only where specified; student parking spaces are painted yellow, while faculty-staff spaces are white. Follow the parking rules in the Student Handbook to avoid a hassle. Also, be sure your car is properly insured, as suggested by our Business & Finance Office.
If you aren't planning to bring a car, never fear. You'll be able to find someone who can give you a ride to the mall, grocery store, bowling alley, restaurant, movie theater or anywhere else you need to go. You may also take the city bus to eastside locations like Walmart, Kroger or Walgreens. If you can't find a ride, ask your Resident Assistant for assistance (that's why they have "Assistant" in their name, after all!).
Getting to and from Rose-Hulman
If you live far enough away from Terre Haute that you won't be driving to campus, here's what you need to know about transportation. The Indianapolis International Airport is just under an hour away from campus. There are no connecting flights to Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field, so you will need to have a ride from the airport to campus. If you find it impossible to arrange pick-up at Indianapolis, a representative from Rose-Hulman can pick you up from Indianapolis for your initial arrival in the fall. After that, it will be your responsibility to arrange transportation though the shuttle service provided through the Student Affairs Office, with a friend or limo service.
You may also ride a Greyhound bus to Terre Haute. If you need to be picked up at the bus station, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in advance so we may help you arrange a ride to campus.