Students who purchase an airline's UM service and who request Choate-arranged transportation
will be charged an additional fee of $60 each way to cover the costs associated
with fulfilling the airline's requirements for picking up or dropping off Unaccompanied
For example, when picking up UMs on most airlines, our representative is required
to go to the airline check-in desk, clear security, and meet the student at the
gate. Similarly, the representative dropping off a UM at the airport is required
to clear security with the UM and wait at the departure gate until the UM's plane
has left the ground.
Consequently, airport wait times are longer for our representatives, increasing
the cost of transportation.
Who will pick up my child at the airport?
The airline will require the name and mobile phone number of the school representative
who will pick up the unaccompanied minor upon arrival at the airport.
Because the school coordinates transportation for several hundred students at once,
we will not be able to provide that information to you until mid-June when travel
arrangements have been verified and staffing assignments have been completed.
The airlines do not require this information until passengers check in for a flight,
so you will receive the information in plenty of time to make arrangements.
The ChoateCard, the school's official identification card, serves three primary
functions: access to dormitory entrances, access to each student's ChoateCard debit
account, and identification.
The barcode at the bottom of the ChoateCard allows students to make purchases at
the School Store, Tuck Shop, Mailroom, and Paul Mellon Arts Center. Students can
also withdraw funds in cash from their account balance at the Student Services Kiosk
during regular business hours. The ChoateCard account is a debit account; consequently,
students are not permitted to carry a negative balance. If a student's balance is
insufficient to complete a transaction, it will be canceled until funds are added.