Arrival & Orientation


International exchange students arriving for fall quarter will need to arrive at the Indianapolis International Airport the Monday or Tuesday before your formal Exchange Student Orientation begins. Students arriving for winter or spring quarters will need to arrive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. three business days before the start of the quarter. This is typically the Wednesday and Thursday before classes begin.

Rose-Hulman is located one hour by car from the airport, and we will need to arrange transportation service to pick you up. Therefore, it is very important that we have accurate information about your arrival date and time. Please forward your complete itinerary from your home country departure airport to Indianapolis International Airport to the Center for Global Engagement at


Upon arrival at Rose-Hulman, we will have an Exchange Student Orientation to help you become familiar with campus and inform you about important immigration regulations. This orientation is mandatory and will take place before classes begin. Along with the Exchange Student Orientation, you will participate in a Laptop Orientation in which you will receive your Rose-Hulman laptop and learn about computing and network access on campus. This orientation is also mandatory as is the Rose-Hulman laptop. This computer will be important for completing your homework assignments and projects.

Apart from the orientations, your first few days on campus will be filled with activities to help you become familiar with Rose-Hulman and your surroundings. You will have a chance to tour campus, meet your Resident Assistant and roommates in your residence hall, and go shopping for items you need for your room and classes.

We are excited you’ve chosen Rose-Hulman and we want to make your visit to the United States and our campus as stress-free and personally fulfilling as possible.

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Meals and More by Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit’s from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach and local sourcing guarantee that the food on campus is both sustainable and satisfying. And if you have special dietary needs, or just want a variety of tasty foods to choose from, you’ll find options to suit you. Visit our dining services page to get the details about meal plans, hours of operation, nutritional information and more!

Katherine Hammet

Katherine Hammett

Katherine Hammett, senior director for the Center for Global Engagement, has been working in international education for more than 30 years. Leading Rose-Hulman’s Center for Global Engagement since 2014, she is committed to our strategic vision of ensuring Rose-Hulman remains a culturally diverse and globally connected institute of higher learning.

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Center for Global Engagement
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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803


The world is a book, and those who do not travel know only one page.

- Saint Augustine

Philosopher & Theologian

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