Student Affairs is structured to simplify students’ lives by providing a single location for information and help with most student needs. The staff is available to answer questions and serve as a liaison between university personnel and academic departments. We are uniquely qualified to provide support for students pursuing professional and graduate degrees.
|Lori Haxton, MA
Vice President for Student Affairs
|April Lange, BS|
ATSU 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 email@example.com.
Most applicants who plan on flying to Kirksville use one of the following major or regional airports, and will drive from the airport to Kirksville.
Columbia Regional Airport
Take the airport road west to HWY 63. Follow HWY 63 north approximately 102 miles to Kirksville.
Taking Amtrak to La Plata, Missouri
Consider taking the train to La Plata, MO. La Plata is located 13 miles south of Kirksville. Please visit Amtrack 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.
Kirksville shuttle and cab services
Please contact these services in at least 24 hours in advance to book your ride.
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 (building nine) and on the north side of the Interprofessional Education Building (building seven). All numbered parking spaces are reserved.
Available lodging, transportation, and restaurant options in Kirksville:
Discounts for local hotels can be received by booking directly with the hotel or providing the following code online:
Holiday Inn Express Online College Rate Code: IL7KP for 10% off Best Flex when outside a group block
Explore the Kirksville community:
ATSU’s Thompson Campus Center include a full-size basketball court (volleyball available), two Stair Masters, one NordicTrac, two elliptical runners, three treadmills, three stationary bikes, one rowing machine, two 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.
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 three miles away from ATSU. “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.
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.
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’s admissions staff 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.