Transportation - JKCP @ Villanova University

Where is the program located?

May I drive myself to and from campus?

  • For residential students, we'd rather say no to this request because of campus parking restrictions and liabilities that are out of our control. Please plan for a parent or guardian to drive the student to campus, or for the student to use a plane, train or bus to get to Philly. We'll help you work out transportation in your welcome packet.
  • For day students, this is much more feasible but you should still email to ask for instructions.

Can I take a plane, train or bus? Yes, JKCP can provide transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Philadelphia's 30th Street Station or one of Philadelphia's local bus terminals. The fee for this service is $75 per trip.

Which airport should I fly into? Your flight should arrive at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

What if I can't find a flight that arrives before 5pm? Or a flight that departs in the morning or afternoon on Saturday? We understand that you may not be able to find a flight that arrives during our suggested timeline. We can still come to get you if you arrive after 5pm, and we can still take you to the airport based on your flight's departure time.

What is Unaccompanied Minor Service? Unaccompanied Minor Service is a feature offered by some airlines. It may be used as a way to ensure younger children are boarded onto the aircraft, introduced to the flight attendant, chaperoned during connections and released to the appropriate person at their destination. For some airlines, this is a mandatory service for students age 14 or younger. Please check with your airline to determine their policies and recommendations based on your age.

May I use the airline's Unaccompanied Minor Service? PHL is a very easy airport to navigate and we've found that most of our students have no trouble making their way to us after their flight arrives. We don't recommend that you spend the extra money on the airline's Unaccompanied Minor Service unless it is a requirement. If you do purchase the airline's Unaccompanied Minor Service, we'll need you to provide proof of purchase and then JKCP will communicate with you to work out the details of who will meet you when you arrive.

Will I need a Visa? International campers generally travel on a B-2 visa. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less when they meet certain requirements. Visit the U.S. Department of State website for all details, including how to apply. If you need a letter of support, please email

What do I do when my flight lands? If you've purchased pick-up from JKCP, please go to the baggage claim. One of our residential staff will meet you there. They'll wear our staff uniform and will carry a sign with your name on it. 

Will someone help me check-in for my departing flight? Yes, if you've purchased drop-off from us, we'll help you check-in for your flight and will accompany you as far as the TSA checkpoint.

How do I get from PHL to campus, or from campus to PHL? If you've purchased pick-up or drop-off from us you'll ride in one of our JKCP vans with a professional drive and residential staff member.

What about flying into New York or Washington DC? We'd prefer not to provide transportation to or from airports other than PHL because we'd rather you hire professional providers who are experts in that sort of thing. That said, if you really want us to do it, you can purchase that option for $450 per trip to Newark, JFK or Washington DC. To request this special arrangement, please email

What if my flight gets changes or delayed? If it happens before 5pm EST on Friday, please email If it happens after that, email the Residential Director at

I've made my plans, now what? Log in to your online account and complete your Arrival Information Form and Departure Information Form. If you choose to hire JKCP to pick you up or drop you off, we'll add the associated fees to your online account and will ask you to pay them with your credit card.

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