Travel Arrangements

Travel arrangements

Please send an email to with your arrival information:

  • Your full name, date of birth, and Dowling ID number
    • US airport at which you will arrive (JFK is the nearest airport to Dowling)
    • Airline Company
    • Flight Number
    • Date of arrival
    • Time of arrival
    • The US address where you will be staying.

If you are going to live in a Dowling residence hall, we will do our best to have someone meet you at the airport and accompany you there, but we cannot guarantee this.

If you have arranged to live off campus, first go to your new home and settle in.

Estimated Expenses

You should have a minimum of $8,000 available upon your arrival. It is best to carry a credit card, although traveler’s checks in US dollars can be obtained at banks or travel offices. They can be cashed by banks and by most businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and airports. It is also advisable to carry a small amount of cash (about $200 in paper currency and two or three dollars in coin or “change”) for telephones, baggage lockers, bus fares, and tips.