Transportation at Dickinson is a big issue to many students. Getting to Harrisburg, which houses the nearest airport and train station, is very difficult without a car, and since freshmen are not permitted to have vehicles on campus, the limits on transportation often feel stifling. Carlisle is a small town and doesn’t have any sort of public bus system, so if you need to go somewhere and do not have a car, you must walk or ride a bike. However, most businesses are within walking distance, including Wal-Mart, so while it may not be a short walk, it’s still possible.
The College does have a shuttle service that goes to and from the Harrisburg airport and train station in several shifts before and after semester breaks to transport students. The majority of upperclassmen, however, have their cars on campus, and it isn’t hard to find a ride somewhere. Additionally, the college has a “Virtual Ride Board” online where students can ask for and offer rides.