Students who don't have a car don't have to worry about getting around because there are a number of transportation options. And, even better, most public transportation is free for UC students. The Bearcat Transportation System is a great way for students to get around campus, between East and West campuses, or home instead of walking. There are plenty of shuttle stops, and the shuttles generally come every 10 minutes. On a rainy or cold day, it's a nice way of getting to class from your car or dorm without having to walk across campus.
Students also like the Campus Transit System because it allows them to go Downtown or to some of the hot spots in Cincinnati for free. It saves on gas and allows students to travel to and from the bars safely. The shuttles pick up students from locations on and near campus and operate late on weekends, so you can stay out at the bars until closing time and have a safe, free ride home. UC students really enjoy being able to ride the Metro bus for free, especially since the company has raised the bus fare for non-students. Metro can get you anywhere you want to go, so when the University shuttles can't take you there, there's still another option. There are bus stops all around campus, so it's easy to find a place to catch a bus. Schedules are easily accessible in Tangeman University Center at the information desk, and buses are generally on time. The buses aren't the cleanest and tend to get a little crowded in the afternoons, so it may not be the best option, but at least it's free.