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    If you will be arriving to a nearby airport or train station, you can request pick-up from our MIU transportation team by submitting our Arrival & Transport Request Form.

    Here are the standard options for where we pick students up:

    • Cedar Rapids, IA Airport
    • Des Moines, IA Airport
    • Burlington, IA Airport
    • Moline, IL Airport
    • Train — Mt. Pleasant, IA
    • Train — Ottumwa, IA
    • Bus — Fairfield, IA

    Your contact info will be given to the transport team, and shortly before your arrival a driver will be in touch with you to confirm the pickup. In most cases, the driver will bring you directly to your dorm building and a greeter will be there with your room key. Please read all communication from our entry coordinators in case there are any changes to this procedure.

    • If you have your own transportation arranged, either driving from home, an airport, or another location, please still submit the Arrival & Transport Request Form to indicate your day of arrival and estimated time of arrival. If you’re living in campus housing, we strongly recommend that you arrive on one of the designated arrival days, between 10am-5pm.
    • When you arrive to campus, you should go directly to the Argiro Student Center (see campus map) where we will have welcome stations set up. You will meet Admissions there and pick up your dorm key. Please read all communication from our entry coordinators in case there are any changes to this procedure. The welcome station times might extend later in the evening.
    • If you will be driving yourself and arriving outside of the welcome station hours, please let us know your estimated time of arrival so we can try to arrange a greeter at your dorm. If you don’t communicate your time of arrival and you arrive outside welcome hours, or if you arrive very late at night, call Campus Security at (641) 472-1115 and they will let you into your residence hall.
    • If you’ll be living in off-campus housing, please come to the Argiro Student Center to check in between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on the designated arrival days.

    Our entry coordinators will be in touch leading up to the time of arrival with other details, so please read your email and text messages. We look forward to having you here soon!!

    All directions start from the Argiro Student Center, 1000 North 4th Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52557

      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R. K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Heavenly Lane.
      • Building 153 is on the corner of Zimmerman Blvd. and Heavenly Lane.
      • Use the North entrance on Zimmerman Blvd.
      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R. K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Heavenly Lane.
      • MIU Guest & Conference Center (Building 152) is on the corner of Zimmerman Blvd. and Guild Drive
      • Use the North entrance on Zimmerman Blvd.
      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1, and then cross it onto Dimmick Drive.
      • Take the first left and drive up to the parking lot.
      • The entrance to Hildenbrand is on the North end of the long building on your left.

      Residential Director (RD) for Hildenbrand Hall: Jessica Matschiner, jmatschiner@miu.edu or 417-350-0861
      Back-up contact: SungChull Park, spark@miu.edu or 641-451-3332

      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Granville Ave.
      • Building 106 is the second building on the left, across from the entrance to the Ladies Dome.
      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Granville Ave.
      • Building 110 is the second to last building on the left.

      Residential Director (RD) for 110: Tal Ron, tron@miu.edu or 641-451-0314
      Back-up contact: SungChull Park, spark@miu.edu or 641-451-3332

      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Guild Drive.
      • Building 113 is the third building on the right.

      Residential Director (RD) for 113: Dale Wilke, dwilke@miu.edu or 314-660-5410
      Back-up contact: SungChull Park, spark@miu.edu or 641-451-3332

      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Take the second left onto Goldfinch Avenue.
      • Building 141 is the second building on the left.
      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Take the second left onto Goldfinch Avenue.
      • Building 142 is the third building on the left.
      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Make an immediate left onto Meadowlark Lane.
      • Building 144 is the second building on the right.

      Residential Director (RD) for 144: SungChull Park, spark@miu.edu or 641-451-3332

      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Granville Ave.
      • Make a right turn into the parking lot across from Building 111.
      • Building 147 is the last building in the row of three buildings.

      Contact: SungChull Park, spark@miu.edu or 641-451-3332

      • From the large campus sign at the intersection of Dr. R.K. Wallace Drive and the walkway to the Argiro Student Center, go West to Highway 1 and then take a right turn.
      • Take the second right onto Golden Dome Way.
      • Merge with Zimmerman Blvd.
      • Make a right onto Guild Drive.
      • Cross Granville Ave. and go half a block.
      • Park on Zimmerman Blvd. near the sidewalk that runs South.
      • Building 148 is the third building on the right as you walk down the sidewalk.

      Residential Director for 148: Maggie Ventsias, mventsias@miu.edu or 641-451-1879
      Backup contact: SungChull Park, spark@miu.edu or 641-451-3332


    Maharishi International University is located on Iowa Route 1 at the northern edge of Fairfield, Iowa, in the southeastern part of the state. The address is 1000 N. 4th Street, Fairfield, Iowa, 52557.

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