If you enjoy a leisurely walk, the JMU campus spans at least 20 minutes of healthy walking time, and this doesn’t even include the off-the-map Memorial Hall. Of course, if you're in a rush to make it to class, buses run every 10 minutes on more than 40 different routes. Public transportation is popular, and considering the hilly terrain of JMU, you might want to avoid biking to classes daily unless you are prepared to come with speckles of sweat. Vill Hill, one of the notoriously difficult hills on campus, can be a drudge every day, but walking with a friend back from class can make you forget the rigorous exercise.
Busses tend to be the most cramped on weekend nights, specifically from about 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., and on rainy afternoons. When Friday night rolls around, the once seemingly tame shuttle bus morphs into the "drunk bus," ushering hundreds of intoxicated students from party to party. The drunk bus significantly slashes the number of typical drunk-driving incidents and offers a rather entertaining weekend experience with the jolly bus drivers and the partygoers. This mode of transportation can offer hundreds of weekend stories, from the drunk girl screaming in your ear to the drunk boy singing to Journey.