Rambler Success: Intercampus Transportation

Rambler Success: Intercampus Transportation

Whether you have a class at Water Tower or Lakeshore Campus or you need to go back to your dorm after a long, hard night…of studying (of course): intercampus transportation is very helpful for bringing students to where they need to go throughout campus or throughout Chicago. Some of the options that students can take include: the intercampus shuttle, the “L” (Chicago’s subway/elevated train), or Loyola’s own 8 ride.

The Intercampus Shuttle:

By far, this is one of my favorite of Loyola’s modes of transportation. Running every 15-20 minutes and going between Loyola’s Water Tower Campus and the Lake Shore Campus; the shuttle is exclusively for Loyola students. Loyola also prides itself of having an environmentally friendly shuttle bus that operates on clean bio-diesel (“we run on French Fries”). To get on, all you need is your Loyola Student ID and you are all good! Being a commuter student, I find the shuttle to be a God send, cutting my commuting time by almost thirty minutes. The shuttle operates from 7AM-Midnight from Monday through Friday, with no service on Saturday and Sunday. However, after 8:30PM, the shuttle operates every 30 minutes. Likewise, if you want to find out how far or the estimated time of arrival for the shuttle, there is a shuttle tracker that you can check on your phone. For those of you who do not have class at Water Tower campus or vice versa, the Loyola shuttle bus is open to all students for all times. Even if you want to grab a meal in downtown Chicago, shop in the Magnificent Mile, or want to explore the city!

For more information: http://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/services/intercampusshuttle/

The Loyola 8 Ride:

To ensure Loyola student safety, especially late at night, there is the Loyola 8 Ride. After 6:30PM, the van makes its rounds, picking up students to bring them back to their dorms or place they need to go. Within a set of boundaries, the service is “prompt, safe, and quality”. Like the shuttle, the service is solely for Loyola students and thus requires a valid Student ID to board. There are certain pick up and drop off locations to help students.

For more information: http://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/services/8-rideprogram/

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