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Arrival & Orientation

Please review all documents and instructions within your admission packet. When planning your trip to the University of Central Missouri, be sure to book a flight to the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to arrive in time for orientation as mentioned in your admission packet.

You will need to apply for on-campus housing or make temporary housing arrangements for International Student Orientation.

Students choosing to live in UCM on-campus housing will be able to check-in at the residence halls on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Failure to move in on that day may result in your needing to stay in a local hotel until the next move in date of Sunday, August 12, 2018.

International Student Orientation will begin on Tuesday August 7, 2018. Please arrive according to the date and time listed in your ARRIVAL DETAILS e-mail.

Transportation Services

ETS Taxi - For more information:;; 660-624-4120.

Spirit Shuttle operates by appointment. Call 660-429-4187 for reservations. Rates will vary depending on time of year and number of people. You will need a credit card to make the reservation. The cost will depend on the number of travelers.

There are other shuttle services operating out of the Kansas City International Airport. Visit to see what other ground transportation options are available from Kansas City to Warrensburg. Rates will vary.

Train Service

Amtrak offers twice daily passenger services to Warrensburg from Kansas City. Amtrak trains depart from Kansas City at Union Station, 2200 Main St. and arrive in Warrensburg at 100 S. Holden Street. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online or at the station. Prices for the trains vary by time and date but should be approximately $12-$15 per person.

Check Amtrak's website for schedules and more information, or call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 for further information.

If you decide to take an Amtrak to Warrensburg, keep in mind that you might have to stay the night in a hotel in Kansas City while you wait for a train. You can take a shuttle bus from the airport to the train station (Union Station), and you will also need to plan for transportation between the hotel and the train station if you stay overnight. Hotel coaches from the airport are available free of charge for people who plan to stay overnight in K.C. Regular taxis are also available for hire at the airport terminals to take you downtown K.C. or from downtown K.C. to the Airport. You should plan on spending about $30-40 for taxi service from the airport to the train station regardless of the number of passengers. Another option is to take the I29 bus from Terminal C (approximate cost is $10.00) to Union Station.

When you arrive in Warrensburg, you can call a taxi that will take you from the Warrensburg train station to the UCM campus. The number for ETS Taxi in Warrensburg is 660-624-4120. The cost for a taxi from Warrensburg's train station to the campus is approximately $7-$9.

Renting a Car

If you want to drive yourself from the Kansas City Airport to Warrensburg, you can rent a car from Enterprise at the airport. There is an Enterprise office in Warrensburg at 115 E. Young, Warrensburg, MO 64093, and the phone number is 1-660-429-3222. Call for rates and details.

Click here to find driving directions to Warrensburg.

Hotel Name

Hotel Address

Hotel Phone Number

Hotel website

Comfort Inn

609 East Russell Ave

(660) 429-4848

Days Inn

204 East Cleveland

(660) 429-2400

Super 8 Motel

439 East Russell Ave

(660) 429-2183

Holiday Inn Express

626 East Russell Ave

(660) 747-3000

This above list does not represent endorsement or recommendation of these hotels or transportation companies.


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