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Arrival Information - St. Petersburg FL

at Eckerd College

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Tel: 1(727) 864-7820
E-mail: spe@ELS.edu

How do I arrange for Airport Pickup?

The ELS Central Admissions Department arranges the airport transfer, but the Counselor will need to provide important information about the student.

Please follow the following 2 steps:

Step 1: 

Please have the following information regarding your student:

  • Student name (ELS ID number is also requested - if known)
  • ELS Center location to attend
  • Airline name (for arrival into the final destination)
  • Flight number and airport name (or code)
  • Port of Entry into the USA (if different from final destination)
  • Anticipated time of arrival and date

Step 2: 

After collecting all of the information from Step 1, please email these details to your ELS Central Admissions Advisor.

  • ELS/St. Petersburg is an "A" Center


Area Airports: Tampa Int. Airport (TPA)
Distance to ELS: 60/45 minutes (Bus/Car)

Airport Pickup Service Details

  Tampa Int. Airport (TPA)
APU Price:
Olympus Limo Inc.
Pickup Location:  
Baggage claim
Baggage claim, after clearing customs

The driver will hold a sign with the student's name on it. Please stay inside next to baggage claim to meet driver.

Other Transportation from Airport

Taxis and SuperShuttle are available at the airport.

Housing Check-in & Check-out

Homestays in the area
Check-in Time Check-out Time
Eckerd College Residence Halls
(Student Residence (on campus))
Check-in Time Check-out Time
12:00pm-6:00pm Sunday before session start date 7:30am-9:30am Saturday aftersession end date
Check-in: Students report to to the front desk at West Lodge. The Resident Assistant will have keys ready. If the front desk is unattended, students should wait there. The Resident Assistant may be helping another student to his or her room. There is a phone at the front desk with a number to call if you need help. Deposit is collected at check in.
Check-out: Leave rooms in good condition and return key for deposit return.

Center Registration

On the first day (Monday) of registration and orientation: All new students should arrive to the center at 8:15 am to register for classes, and attend orientation. Students will be emailed a link to the Placement Test prior to arrival.

If a holiday falls on a first Monday, ELS Centers will be open only to register newly arriving students.

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • A copy of I-20 Form
  • Funds to pay all remaining fees at ELS
  • Completed Health Form (if applicable)
  • Proof of medical insurance (if not purchased through ELS)

Immunization Requirements

Immunization documents are required for this Center and included in the Student Welcome Package. (Broken)

Emergency Contact Information

ELS Toll Free #: 1-866 351-8919 (Sunday arrival use only)

Arrival on NON-Standard Date

See the Area Information tab for hotel suggestions.