Airport Pick Up Service

Airport pick up is a one time service that the OIED offers to newly arriving international students and scholars.

WOU Airport Pick-Up Service (Fees apply):

  • Before traveling, make sure to email OIED at with your flight information.
  • After arriving in the Portland International Airport (PDX), Go to the Baggage Claim Area Carousel #10 on the lower level to pick up your luggage. There are black chairs across from carousel #9 and #10. This area is where a representative from the Western Oregon University Office of International Education and Development will be waiting for you. Look for the WOU sign!
  • If you cannot find the representative, call one of the Emergency Contact Numbers listed in your admissions packet.
  • Or you can use the audio and visual paging services which are available throughout the terminal. To use these services, pick up a white paging telephone and press “0.”

Airport Pick-up Fees:

The airport pick-up fee will automatically be added to the student or scholar’s WOU account. The fee is charged to every student or scholar requesting the pick-up. No airport drop-off service is available for students.

  • From Portland Airport: $70.00 per person per trip. (WOU Pick-up Service)

    Emergency Contact Numbers:

    Emergency Contact Numbers are listed in your admissions packet.  Make sure to keep a copy in your carry-on luggage.

    Other Travel Options from Portland Airport to Salem/Monmouth:

    Airport Shuttle: The Airport Shuttle can be booked online or by phone and is a shuttle bus from Portland Airport to the Salem Airport Terminal in Salem, Oregon. The shuttle leaves from the bottom level outside of baggage claim near the “scheduled buses and vans” sign. More information about this option can be located on the Groome Transportation website.

    Amtrack Train and Greyhound Bus: The Amtrack Train and Greyhound Bus can be booked online from the Amtrack Union Station or Greyhound Bus Station to Salem Oregon.The TriMet/MAX shuttle will need to be taken to the station from the airport.

    Other Travel Options: Can be found at the Ground Transportation link at the Port of Portland website.

    Travel from Salem, Oregon to WOU:

    • If you are traveling from Salem to Monmouth Monday through Saturday, you may want to take the Cherriots Bus route 40X to Western Oregon U – Monmouth Ave @ Church St.  If you want a representative from WOU Office of International Education and Development to pick you up, please arrange a pick-up time at the shuttle station in Salem and the pick-up fee will be charged.

    Salem Pick-Up Fee:

    •  From Salem Airport/Bus/Amtrak Station: $30.00 per person per trip.

    Arrival at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon:

    Once you have arrived in Monmouth and are on campus:

    • Report to the Office of International Education and Development in Maaske Hall at Western Oregon University on the first day of New International Student Orientation. OIED is located in Maaske Hall and open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you have questions about orientation, please contact us at 503-838-8425.
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    International Office

    (503) 838-8425 | or e-mail:  | Location: Maaske Hall 106