Transportation opportunities are all around campus. The school provides a free shuttle service that runs until 12 a.m. Monday–Thursday and until 6:30 p.m. on Friday. On Sunday, they start running the shuttle in the afternoon and it continues to travel around campus until 12 a.m. These buses drive from the commuter rail station at the end of North Street all the way through campus down to the Civic Center. The shuttle service takes about 15 minutes to go from one side of campus to the other, depending on how many stops they need to make. On certain days, the school also provides another bus that travels to local shops, such as Walmart, Target, Market Basket, and the Mall at Whitney Field.
All students are allowed to bring cars to school–even freshmen! If you want to park closer to your residence hall, you will have to pay for a parking pass. These passes cost about $50. However, you can opt out of paying for a pass and get a parking tag for the Civic Center lot that is located about 15 minutes from the residence halls. This lot is on the shuttle bus route, so you don't have to walk back and forth if you don't want to. You apply for and pick up your parking permit in the Housing and Residential Services Office located next to Aubuchon Hall. After 5 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends, students are allowed to park in any parking lot on campus.
Any time you feel as if you can't make the shuttle bus, you don't have a parking pass that allows you to park on campus, or it is very late at night and you don't want to walk across campus, you have the option to call Campus Police for an escort. They will ask you for your name, current location, and which residence hall you are trying to get to, and the cruiser will pick you up and drive you right to your door.