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Transportation - Arrival & Departure Dates

All students will be picked up and dropped off at the Mason City Municipal Airport, the Jefferson Bus Terminal at the airport in Mason City, Iowa, or the Greyhound Bus Stop at the Pilot Travel Center in Clear Lake, Iowa. Please refer to the ride request form to make a reservation 72 hours in advance. Student Life does not support leaving campus early and missing classes before the semester is over or before a break.

View fall semester check-in dates for all student groups. 

August/Fall 2019 pick-up dates at the Mason City Municipal Airport or the Pilot Travel Center in Clear Lake.

Tuesday, July 30
Residence Life RA Staff
Thursday, Aug. 1-Sunday, Aug.4
International Football, Soccer & Volleyball Athletes
Monday, Aug. 5
First-year, transfer & returning Football, Soccer & Volleyball Athletes
Thursday, Aug. 15
Theatre & select Communications majors
Sunday, Aug. 18
Music, Cheerleaders & Cross Country
Monday, Aug. 19-Thursday, Aug. 22
International Students (not involved in early arrival fall camps)
Sunday, Aug. 25
New Students (not involved in early arrival fall camps)
Monday, Aug. 26
Returning Students (not involved in early arrival fall camps).
Leave & Return Dates
 Fall 2019 Semester Spring 2020 Semester
Thanksgiving Break
Depart: Tuesday, Nov. 26 
Return: Sunday, Dec. 1

Leave for Winter Break
Wednesday, Dec. 11 
Thursday, Dec. 12 
Friday, Dec. 13 
Saturday, Dec. 14

No rides available Dec. 24 through Jan. 2
Return for Spring Semester 2020
Residence Life RA Staff: Saturday, Jan. 11 
Long distance 1st year, transfer & returning students:
Monday, Jan. 13 
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Spring Break
Depart: Friday, March 6
Depart: Saturday, March 7
Return: Sunday, March 15

Easter Break
Depart: Thursday, April 9
Return: Monday, April 13

Leave for Summer Break
Wednesday, May 6 
Thursday, May 7 
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
Sunday, May 10

For questions about student transportation, contact the Air and Bus Coordinator during business hours at 641.585.8728 or 641.585.8240. After hours please call 641.585.8500.