Students who do not have a car on campus still have different opportunities to go into town. There are Thomas mini-buses that go to Wal-Mart—students call it “Wal-Mart Wednesday” because the mini-bus usually goes to the store on a Wednesday. There is also a shopping plaza within walking distance from campus.
In addition, there is a bus station near campus and multiple taxi services that are available throughout the Waterville area. However, most students have friends with cars, and they go out together. Carpooling is the norm at Thomas.