Admitted International Students

Arrival on Campus

It is your responsibility to make your way to the University of Michigan-Dearborn from the airport. The closest airport in Michigan to the University of Michigan-Dearborn is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (approximately 14 miles west). We recommend that you take a taxi to the campus or wherever you will be staying. The following taxi companies seem to have the lowest fares (around $26.00):

  • Metro Airport Taxi
    Telephone: 1-800-745-5159
  • Lorraine Cab Taxi Services
    Telephone:  1-313-582-6900

International students and scholars may enter the United States up to 30 days prior to the beginning date on the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019). Make every effort to arrive in time to attend the International Orientation and to establish yourself before classes begin.

You should try to plan your arrival in Dearborn between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (Eastern time) on a weekday (Monday through Friday). These are business hours and the offices on campus you need to visit upon your arrival will be open (except on observed holidays).