Booking Your Flight


Booking Your Flight

You must arrive at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport on either Tuesday, May 30th or Wednesday, May 31st.  Campus housing is available starting Wednesday, May 31st. All students should fill out the Arrival Information Form so that International Engagement will best be able to help you upon arrival.

Students arriving on Tuesday, May 30th will need to either stay in a local hotel or  request to stay with a host family when completing the Arrival Information Form. International Engagement will provide new students and any accompanying family with free transportation from the airport on Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st. Student volunteers will arrive at the airport at 10:00am, and UCA shuttles will bring students to campus at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Students who request to stay with a host family for the night of Tuesday, May 30th will meet them at this time.

Students arriving after 6:00 pm on the 30th or 31st will need to make arrangements to stay in a hotel near the airport. An airport shuttle will take students to either the Comfort Inn & Suites or the Holiday Inn & Suites. Please note that students 17 and under will not be able to reserve a room for themselves, and should plan to arrive at an earlier time.

Students arriving before Tuesday, May 30 will be responsible for their own transportation from the airport, as well as reserving a hotel room for themselves until the UCA residence halls open on May 31st. Students arriving May 31stwill be responsible for their own transportation from the airport to UCA.

If you do not fill out the Arrival Information Form, you will be expected to provide your own transportation from the airport to Conway.

Taxi to UCA

If you do not make International Engagement aware of your flight number or arrival time, or if your flight is delayed you have other complications, you may need to take a taxi to Conway. The taxi system in Arkansas is safe, so if exercising appropriate judgment, you should not be afraid. If you take a taxi from the airport to Conway, you should expect to pay $60-$90. Tell them you are a UCA student and you may receive a discount.

Conway Yellow Cab: 501-327-1515            Conway Taxi: 501-730-4110

Little Rock Yellow Cab: 501-568-0462       Little Rock Discount Taxi: 501-988-4425

Instruct the driver to take you to McCastlain Hall, 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035. The International Engagement Office is in McCastlain Hall, Ste 109.

If you are arriving after 4:30pm or Saturday-Sunday, you must call IE cell phone at 501-472-6434 on your way to campus so someone will be there to meet you. If you are arriving after 9:00pm, you will need to check into a hotel.