Shuttle Transportation on Campus

The WCU Campus Shuttle is a quick and easy way for students, faculty and staff to travel around campus, West Chester Borough and to the Exton Train Station. The shuttles are free to current WCU students, faculty and staff. 

Shuttle brochures are available at residence hall desks, Sykes Student Union Information Center, various shuttle bus stops and Public Safety. For a full listing of shuttle services and schedules, visit our website.

An accessible bus containing a wheelchair lift is available for mobility-impaired students. Details on how to access this service are available on the Accessible Shuttle Bus website.

Students using the bus service should be advised that it is impossible to provide timely transportation between North and South Campus within the standard 10-minute class break. Therefore, students should plan and develop class schedules that allow time to be transported between the two campuses through the use of open class periods.

On Campus Shuttles: 

The University provides shuttle service between North and South Campus during the fall and spring semesters as well as limited service during the winter and summer sessions. The Gold Route runs daily from 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 a.m. on weekdays and from 10:00 a.m. - 2:15 a.m.  on weekends (during fall and spring semesters). 

GOLD ROUTE (Formerly All Stops)

  • Church Street
  • Wayne Hall
  • Q-Lot
  • HSC (Sturzebecker)
  • South Campus Residences
  • Commonwealth
  • S-Lot & R-Lot (on request)

GREEN ROUTE (Formerly SHSC Express)

  • Church Street
  • Wayne Hall
  • HSC (Sturzebecker)
  • Commonwealth
  • S-Lot (on request)

BLUE ROUTE (Formerly Q-Lot Express)

  • Wayne Hall
  • Q-Lot
  • Village Clubhouse
  • S-Lot (on request)

PURPLE ROUTE (Formerly East Campus Loop)

  • Church Street
  • Swope
  • WCU Post Office
  • M-Lot
  • M-2 Lot, G-Lot & Sharpless Garage (on request)

Off Campus Shuttles:

UPTOWN LOOP

  • Stops in residential and shopping areas in West Chester Borough.

EXTON TRAIN SHUTTLE

  • Transportation from Church Street to the Exton Regional Rail / Amtrak station.  

GRAD CENTER SHUTTLE

  • Transportation from Wayne Hall to the Graduate Center.   

Frequently Asked Questions

When do the buses run?

The North/South campus GOLD ROUTE shuttles run:

  • Monday - Friday:  7:15 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.
  • Weekends: 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.

The North/South campus BLUE ROUTE shuttles run:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The North/South campus GREEN ROUTE shuttles run:

  • Monday - Thursday:  8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The PURPLE ROUTE shuttle runs:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Please note this bus also serves as WCU’s Accessible Bus, service times may vary. 

The UPTOWN LOOP runs:

  • Monday - Friday: 6:45 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. 

The EXTON TRAIN SHUTTLE runs: 

  • Monday - Friday: 7:20 a.m. - 10:07 a.m. & 2:55 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

For other shuttle service days/times, see Services and Schedules.

Where can I find the Schedules?

All Shuttle Bus schedules can be found on the Services and Schedules page.

Do any SEPTA or ChesCo buses stop on campus?

The SEPTA 104 stops along High Street & at SOMPAC in M Lot and provides local service to Philadelphia. 

The SEPTA 92 stops at the West Chester Transportation Center on Market Street and goes to Exton, Malvern, and King of Prussia.

The SEPTA 135 stops at the West Chester Transportation Center and goes to Coatesville.

The ChesCo SCCOOT bus stops on New Street, just north of Rosedale Avenue, connecting West Chester to WCU, Kennett Square, West Grove, and other destinations to Oxford. 

Why does the bus leave when I'm running for it?

When the driver is trying to merge into traffic, they are looking in their driver’s side mirror so they may safely enter the travel lane. You may think they see you, but their attention is on the other side of the bus.

For everyone’s safety, they have been instructed not to pick up passengers away from the curb.

Where do I find information on bus changes due to inclement weather?

  • The WCU Homepage has WCU weather related information.
  • The WCU Shuttle app has an Announcements. Alerts are posted there as soon as they are available.

How can I contact you?

Via e-mail at:

shuttle@wcupa.edu

 

Via phone: 610-436-1053 (M-F, 7a-3p)

During off hours, leave a voicemail message.

We respond to all calls and messages.

Do you have Handicap Accessible Transportation?

Yes. WCU has a wheelchair accessible bus to transport students with permanent or temporary mobility impairments to and from on-campus locations.

Students can get qualified at the Student Health Center or the Office for Students with Disabilities, then make a reservation request from our Accessible Transportation page.  Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

ON CAMPUS SHUTTLE ROUTES

  • N-S Shuttle Map

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