Arrival Information

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Airport Pick-Up Service

We offer a complimentary pick-up service from one of the following three airports: University of Illinois Willard Airport – Savoy, IL (CMI); Lambert-St. Louis Airport – St. Louis, MO (STL); and Indianapolis International Airport – Indianapolis, IN (IND). We DO NOT offer pick up service from Chicago O’Hare Airport.

For an airport pick-up, please schedule your flight so that you arrive on one of the following pick-up dates by airport. Your arrival or departure date must fall within the scheduled pick-up dates. To request an airport pick-up, please email international@lakelandcollege.edu with your arrival airport, date and time.

New Students

Spring 2020 arrival dates

Champaign – January 5
St. Louis – January 6
Indianapolis – January 7

Summer 2020 arrival dates

Champaign – TBA
St. Louis – TBA
Indianapolis – TBA

Continuing Students

Leaving for Winter Break

Champaign – December 15 or 16
St. Louis – December 17
Indianapolis – December 18


Champaign – January 4 or 5
St. Louis – January 6
Indianapolis – January 7

Leaving for Summer Break

Champaign – May 15, 16
St. Louis – May 17
Indianapolis – May 18


Champaign – August 14, 15
St. Louis – August 16
Indianapolis – August 17, 18

International Student Orientation

Spring 2020: January 8 and 9
Summer 2020: TBA

Topics covered during orientation: English placement testing, ACCUPLACER testing, registration, health insurance, banking, student life, immigration rules, and more. During orientation, you will meet with an academic counselor and register for classes. All new international students are required to attend this important orientation.

First day of Classes

Spring 2020: January 13
Summer 2020: June 8
Fall 2020: August 24

Housing Arrangements

Housing arrangements should be made prior to your arrival. The International Studies Program can assist you with determining which housing option is best for you. We suggest students arrange to live at Lake Land Living Apartments due to its proximity to campus. For this apartment complex, you must submit housing forms and a deposit of 5 months rent plus security deposit prior to arrival.  Please contact international@lakelandcollege.edu for more information on how to reserve a room at Lake Land Living Apartments. Basic furniture is provided, but students will need to provide their own kitchen utensils, bed linens, etc.  Students planning on purchasing a car upon arrival may choose to live elsewhere in the area.

Other housing options can be found here.

Tuition Payment

Lake Land College bills are posted in your Laker Hub on July 1 for the fall semester and following registration for the spring and summer terms. You may pay tuition and fees in cash, by check or bank card online or at the Accounting Office in the Luther Student Center. The College accepts VISA and MasterCard for tuition and fees payment. Tuition and fees are due in full by the published due date.