KCOM welcomes and encourages any person who would like to visit our campus and see firsthand how we are changing the face of healthcare. To meet with an admissions staff member, please call 660.626.2237, toll-free 866.626.2878, ext. 2237, or email admissions@atsu.edu.

If you have been invited for a DO interview, please see our Interviewing at KCOM page for details and instructions.

Directions

Traveling to Kirksville

Most applicants who plan on flying to Kirksville, fly into one of the following major airports and will drive from the airport to Kirksville. Click on one of the following links below for directions from these major airports.

When driving East from Kansas City, take I-35 North to Highway 36 East. Follow HWY 36 East to Macon, and turn North on HWY 63. DO NOT follow your GPS, which will guide you to turn at Brookfield, MO to take HWY 11 East. This road is very narrow and unsafe.

Cape Airlines has a charter plane that travels to and from Saint Louis and Kirksville. Please visit www.capeair.com to schedule your flight. Once you arrive in Kirksville, you will need to make travel arrangements to your hotel. Check with your hotel to see if they offer a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. If a shuttle is not available, you will need to arrange for a cab to take you to your hotel. You may want to consider taking the train to La Plata, Missouri. La Plata is located 13 miles South of Kirksville.

Please visit www.amtrak.com to review the train schedule into La Plata (LAP). Once you arrive in La Plata you will need to make travel arrangements to your hotel. Check with your hotel to see if they offer a shuttle service from the train station to the hotel. If a shuttle is not available, you will need to arrange for a cab to take you to your hotel.

STAT: Shuttle Airport Taxi “Fastest Service to Local Plane & Train” Owner: Glen Moritz 660.216.1311 (Text or Call) Available 7 days a week, Please book ahead

Flying Directly into Kirksville from Saint Louis

Cape Airlines has a charter plane that travels to and from Saint Louis and Kirksville. Please visit www.capeair.com to schedule your flight. Once you arrive in Kirksville, you will need to make travel arrangements to your hotel. Check with your hotel to see if they offer a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. If a shuttle is not available, you will need to arrange for a cab to take you to your hotel.

Taking the Train to La Plata, Missouri

You may want to consider taking the train to La Plata, Missouri. La Plata is located 13 miles South of Kirksville. Please visit www.amtrak.com to review the train schedule into La Plata (LAP).

Once you arrive in La Plata you will need to make travel arrangements to your hotel. Check with your hotel to see if they offer a shuttle service from the train station to the hotel. If a shuttle is not available, you will need to arrange for a cab to take you to your hotel.

Kirksville Cab Services

STAT: Shuttle Airport Taxi
“Fastest Service to Local Plane & Train”
Owner: Glen Moritz
660.216.1311 (Text or Call)
Available 7 days a week, Please book ahead

Adair Central Cab Company
660.665.9884

D&D Cab
660.665.4181

Maps and Parking

When you arrive at A.T. Still University, please feel free to park in our designated Visitor Parking lots, shown in yellow on the Campus Map. Please do not park in the numbered parking spaces on the east side of the Tinning Education Center (#9) and on the north side of the Interprofessional Education Building (#7). All numbered parking spaces are reserved. Please refer to the Campus Map for a map of the available parking areas.

Lodging, Restaurants & Transportation

Kirksville has wide variety of lodging, transportation, and restaurant options. You can see a directory of restaurants here. If you’re looking for lodging options, check out this page. Looking for transportation options? See those here.

Explore Kirksville

While in Kirksville…take time to explore the Kirksville community!

Visit the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Kirksville Tourism, or Missouri Division of Tourism websites for additional information.

Facilities at the KCOM Thompson Campus Center include a full-size basketball court (volleyball available), 2 Stair Masters, 1 NordicTrac, 2 elliptical runners, 3 treadmills, 3 stationary bikes, 1 rowing machine, 2 racquetball courts, an outdoor trail, 12 paramount selecterized weight machines, a climbing wall, free weights, sauna, whirlpool, and full locker room facilities. Activity classes are subject to availability. We hope you take the opportunity to relieve stress and meet new people at the TCC!

The Kirksville Aquatic Center offers indoor and outdoor swimming and pool activities throughout the year. There are water aerobics classes, swim lessons, and discounted multi-visit punch passes available. During the summer months the outdoor pool is open, which includes a 120-foot water slide, an interactive play area, the teacup and mushroom, water cannons, Zero Beach entry, and 25-yard lap lanes.

Thousand Hills State Park is a mere 3 miles away from the KCOM campus. “The park’s central feature is the lake, which boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, including swimming, fishing, boating and skiing. While the reservoir supplies water to the community, the park’s natural features recall a time when woodlands and savannas covered northern Missouri. Visitors can experience some of these natural wonders by hiking the park’s trails. Hiking, mountain bicycling and nature study are popular on-land activities.”

The Adair County Public Library, conveniently located in Kirksville, offers Children’s Books, Large Print Books, Books on Audio Tape, Videos, Music Compact Discs, Magazines, Newspaper Index, Educational Compact Discs, and Books on Compact Discs. There are also many community activities sponsored by the library. Contact them for more information!

Moving to Kirksville/the Kirksville Community

Welcome to Kirksville! You might not realize it, but you are going to live in an amazing community for the next couple of years. The Kirksville community and the Northeast Missouri Region are home to some of the most beautiful scenery the Midwest has to offer. With its rolling hills, state forest, and parks, Adair County shines with breathtaking vistas.

In this wonderful town, full of beauty and charm, you will meet and make some of your closest friends. Away from the rush of the urban environment, the quietude of rural Missouri is a perfect place to forge long-lasting relationships with other students, faculty, and staff, as well as within your own family. The next couple of years in Kirksville hold unlimited potential. We are happy to welcome you to your new home!

One of the responsibilities of ATSU Admissions is to ensure that incoming students and their families are supported in their move and transition to Kirksville. We recommend an online search for listings of Kirksville businesses (including user recommendations) which may be helpful to you as you plan your move to Kirksville and settle comfortably into the community. Other vendors/services can be viewed on the City of Kirksville and Kirksville Chamber of Commerce web sites.