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Arrival Information

Airport Shuttle

The International House provides an airport shuttle for incoming international students prior to the beginning of each semester. The airport shuttle will meet you at baggage claim in McGhee Tyson Airport and take you to your residence hall, the International House, or an apartment or hotel near campus. (Please note that we can only take you to apartments or hotels within 1.5 miles/2.4 km of campus.)

Important Information:

  1. You must sign up for an airport shuttle pickup at least 7 days before your flight arrives.
  2. For the Fall 2022 semester, airport shuttle pickups will be available August 3 – August 17 during designated hours.
  3. Your pickup is not confirmed by the International House until you receive an email from If you do not receive a confirmation email, you should not expect the shuttle to pick you up at the airport.
  4. Your confirmation email will include information about what to do in the event of a flight delay.
  5. If your flight arrives on a different day or at another time, we suggest that you take a taxi from the airport to campus. (Please note, you must pay a fee to use a taxi cab, Uber or Lyft.)
      • International Taxi – 865-603-0656
      • Checker Cab Co. – 865-312-6050
      • Yellow Cab Co. – 865-523-5151
      • Red Star Taxi – 865-971-3711




Immunizations are a state mandated part of enrollment at UT. Please visit the Student Health Center website to see the list of required immunizations and follow the instructions for submission of immunization records. It is very important that you provide all documentation necessary. Having immunizations completed in the US will be quite costly and your insurance will likely not cover these costs.

It is very important to complete this process before arriving on campus. If you do not, you will not be allowed to move into your campus accommodations. If you have questions about these forms, please contact the Student Health Center at +1-865-974-3135, or email