At The Airport
While in transit, be sure to have the following items in a folder and keep them in your carry-on luggage or on your person. Do not put these items in your checked luggage.
- Passport and airline tickets
- Acceptance letter
- Letter to the immigration officer
- Paid receipts on purchases made outside of Grenada (computers, appliances, cameras, etc.). Grenada customs will charge customs fees for goods brought into the country. Without a receipt, valuation is at the discretion of the customs agent. Rates are 5% on books, 5% on computers, and 40% on most other items. Items that must be declared and that are usually taxed are electronics and computers. Items like clothes and books are usually not taxed when brought in your luggage, although they often are taxed if mailed.
- The University will pay a flat fee to customs for students new to Grenada for up to three covered items (one computer/laptop, one iPad, one smart phone). If you have not filled out the electronics customs form already, please do so before departure. In the event you are charged, please bring your receipt to the business office on-campus for reimbursement after registration.
At the Airport
Have your passport and all important travel and admission documents ready when going through customs. There will be optional porters in the baggage area who will offer to take your bags. If you take part in this service, it is customary to tip porters $1 to $2 (USD) per bag.
After you go through customs, you will be greeted by the SGU Orientation Team who will provide you with a campus map and help you with transportation to campus (or to your off-campus accommodation).
SGU provides transportation from the airport to all new students. Please note that family members will have to pay for their own taxi. Airport pickup dates will be communicated in your orientation information.
If someone does not meet you at the airport, take a taxi to campus or to your off-campus accommodation and save the receipt to get reimbursed for the trip by the Housing staff. Check with the Security Booth for directions to the Key Distribution to pick up your room key.
While In Transit:
If you encounter travel difficulties while en route, call the emergency line at +1 (473) 444-3898.
Prior To Departure:
If you have any questions before leaving, please call your Admission Officer.
United States/Canada: 1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1210
United Kingdom: 08001 699061 ext. 1210
Caribbean: +1 (473) 444-4680
All Others: +1 (631) 665-8500 ext. 1210