The majority of FAMU students have cars, and those without usually have friends with cars. Bringing a car is a good thing if you want get around, but it’s not necessary, and there are other options. If you want to get around campus or areas near the University, the campus shuttle will get you where you need to go. A one-time transportation fee is charged to each student’s Rattler account and allows them to ride the shuttle for free throughout the year.
If you want go somewhere a little farther, the public bus system is available and has a stop on campus. Students can take the local bus to the mall or the movies. The public bus runs throughout the day for a reasonable price. Students also have the option of calling a cab, and there are many taxi companies in the area that cater to college students. In many cases, students can just walk to their destination—there are many grocery stores, hair salons, and other spots close to the campus.