IMPORTANT INFO FOR INCOMING FALL STUDENTS

Dear London Students,

In the last year we’ve had quite a lot of practice with flight delays and mass cancellations (the Icelandic Ash Cloud, the East Coast snowstorms last December) so please don’t worry — we’ve already got plans in place to make sure that whenever you arrive, you’ll be able to catch up, find housing, and get settled in, even if you arrive much later this week. Although the worst of the storm is passing, it will take a considerable amount of time for travel to get back to normal, and we do expect a large number of you to be delayed.

IF YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT TRAVELER

Please let us know when to expect you by filling out the travel form on the SU London website — and update it every time your flight changes. This will allow staff to see in real time who is coming when, and plan orientation catch-up and housing sessions accordingly. If you are using independent housing you should check in to the Royal National Hotel when you arrive and then come to Faraday House; if you are in prearranged housing you should come to Faraday House first for the keys to your flat.

IF YOU ARE ON THE GROUP FLIGHT

You can track the latest updates on this flight on Virgin’s own dedicated Irene page. If you are unable to get to the airport for the flight, please work directly with Advantage Travel to rebook your flight, and inform flight leader Carrie Abbott (cgabbott@syr.edu) as soon as possible that you are unable to get to JFK.

IF YOU ARE FROM THE MIDWEST AND WEST COAST AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN REBOOKED FROM THE GROUP FLIGHT

Because you will not have a chance to collect the immigration letter from the flight leader, you will need to make sure you have proof of your student status (SU or other university ID) and acceptance to SU London program with you in your carry-on luggage to present to the immigration officer when you land. Please contact Gail Rich at SU Abroad (gnrich@syr.edu) and she can email you a copy of the original letter. Please use the travel form on the SU London website to let us know the details of your new flight

Good luck!

Dr Meredith Hyde
Director, SU London

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