Travel and Visa

If you require a visa, official acceptance letter, or have any other visa related issues, please email Dr. Martin Styner at: styner@unc.edu

Recommended Airports:

Charlotte (CLT) and Raleigh (RDU) are the nearest airports to the Boone, where CLT is about an hour closer.


If you need transportation to/from airport through IPMI (regular arrival times) you should have received an email from Jeffrey Young with your shuttle assignment.
1. For completion here is the shuttle schedule

Arrival Sunday shuttles:

CLT to Boone 2pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 10:15pm

RDU to Boone 8am, 3:30pm


For CLT to Boone passengers on shuttles at 2pm, 5pm, 6:30pm: A meet greeter will be at the bottom of the escalator inside the Baggage Claim area.  Greeter will be holding a sign: "IPMI 2017." If passengers have difficulty finding greeter call 704-522-8258 option 3 for dispatch. We will also have volunteers there throughout the day in baggage claim helping everyone meet up. 


Departure Friday shuttles:

Boone to CLT 8am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm

Boone to RDU 12:30pm


2. Fee: Anybody wanting to use the IPMI organized buses will have to pay an additional fee for the transportation of 40$ per shuttle, i.e. a total of 80$ to cover both arrival and departure transportation. We will collect this fee on site at IPMI during registration. 

3. Questions: Please email Jeffrey Young: jeffrey@unc.edu

4. Delays/Transport issues: email Jeffrey, or in emergency call him ++1-828-850-9000

If you want to organize your own transportation:
1. Both CLT and RDU offer rental car services
2. There are scheduled shuttle that drive CLT <> Boone/ASU: hickory hop https://www.hickoryhop.com/routes/