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Unofficial Orientation Series 2017: Transportation at Wesleyan

Any current Wes student will tell you, Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown (not that you would ever want to, of course). This post will try to help sort through different travel options for getting off campus and for getting around campus. I’ve tried to include as much information as possible by including hyperlinks about how a service pertains to Wesleyan and how it can easily be accessed.

Ever since Uber/Lyft has come to Middletown, ride sharing has been the predominate means for students to leave campus for breaks or on weekends. There is public transportation in Middletown, however it is not something students have historically used to get around. Hopefully, this will change! If you keep reading at the bottom of this post, current students, Noah Kahan ‘19 and Rosanne Ng ‘19, in addition to recent Wesleyan grad, Alex Garcia ‘17, are in the process of designing a way for public transportation to be revived in Middletown in order to better connect Middletown to the wider region!

This is a living document, meaning that it will be updated throughout the semester as changes occur. If you think that any information needs to be added/edited or have any concerns/questions, please ask or let me know at nkahan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: Getting There From Here

This is a repost of my 2015 update of daniphantom‘s 2014 update of her 2013 post. Ha!

Yes, this is from Björk's video for "Triumph of a Heart."

Yes, this is from Björk’s video for “Triumph of a Heart.”

This is part of our 2016 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

If you have a car — lucky you. Most of today’s installment doesn’t apply to you, except that we’re all very jealous of your ready access to transportation. If you don’t have a car, consider making friends with someone who does.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown (not that you would ever want to, of course). The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge. At one point there was even a campus organization strictly dedicated to improving transportation. Lucky for you, we at Wesleying, along with our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs to make your lives easier.

WesBikes Fall 2015 Rental Sign-up

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From Jordy Martino ’16:

What better way to enjoy the autumn air than to bike around campus! Sign up to rent a bike from WesBikes! It’s $5/week for 10 weeks charged to your student account. You will receive a helmet, a bike lock (+key), and a pump. If you are interested, please fill out the form by Monday September 21st at 5pm. (and sooner the better)
Form here.

Date: Sign up by Monday, September 21st at 5:00pm – the sooner, the better!
Cost: $5 per week (charged to student account) for ten-week bike rental
How to sign up: Fill out this form!

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Getting There From Here

This is an updated repost of daniphantom’s 2014 post, which was an update of her 2013 post.

Yes, this is from Björk's video for "Triumph of a Heart."

Yes, this is from Björk’s video for “Triumph of a Heart.”

If you have a car — lucky you. Most of today’s installment doesn’t apply to you, except that we’re all very jealous of your ready access to transportation. If you don’t have a car, consider making friends with someone who does.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown (not that you would ever want to of course). The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge. At one point there was even a campus organization strictly dedicated to improving transportation. Lucky for you, we at Wesleying, and our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs to make your lives easier.

Spring Break Shuttles

bus break imageFrom Transportation & Wesleyan Box Office — only three more days to book yr spring break transportation!

Spring Break Shuttles are on sale now!! Get your ticket outta here for spring break between now and March 4th from the Usdan Box Office or online at www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles.

Buses to Boston and New York are $25 and depart on Fri 3/6 at 5pm and return at 3pm on Sun 3/22.

Shuttles run to the Bradley Airport for $20 on Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.

And shuttles run to the New Haven Train Station for $15 on Thurs 3/5, Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.

Seats are limited so book today!

Booking Deadline: Wednesday, March 4
Place: Usdan Box Office (open 10 AM – 4:30 PM)
Cost: $15-$25

Thanksgiving Break Shuttles

Turkey Day is on the horizon, and you want to know how to get to there from here, right? The Transportation Committee’s got your back:

The most-anticipated break of this semester is on its way! We here at WSA are going to help you get back home and taste the delicious turducken (if that’s your tradition). The deadline to buy your tickets (for both departure and return) is tomorrow, Saturday November 17th. You can go the Box Office in Usdan or order online.

The buses to New York and to Boston are sold out, though there are a very limited number of seats still available for the return trip. There are also a very limited number of seats left on the bus to Philadelphia and DC. There are still plenty of seats available on the shuttles to and from New Haven and Bradley.

Our shuttles will depart from Usdan and arrive at Bradley International Airport, New Haven Train Station, New York, Boston, DC, and Philly. For both specific schedules and price information please see the schedule below or the attachment to this email.

Shuttles will depart on time, and will not attempt to locate missing passengers. Here is the schedule for the shuttles:

Fall Break Shuttle Times

Tryna get home in five short days? A few anonymous shoutboxers have written in asking about Fall Break shuttles. As always, Wesleyan offers shuttles to Union Station (that’s New Haven), Bradley International Airport, South Station in Boston, and Grand Central and Penn Stations in New York. Tickets can be reserved at the Box Office in Usdan or the Online Box Office before Wednesday, October 10. Here’s the full schedule, courtesy of Finance and Facilities Committee Chair Andrew Trexler ’14:

New Haven

  • Thursday, Oct 11th: shuttle departs Wesleyan from Usdan University Center at 6:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 12th: shuttles depart Wesleyan from Usdan at 11:00am and 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 16th: shuttles depart New Haven train station at Noon and 5:00pm

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series: Getting There from Here

Today’s installment is mostly a repost, detailing ways for you to get around the Connecticut and New England area. Or home, or to get waffle fries at 4 in the morning, or wherever. If you have a car already, you may want to ignore this entirely. If you don’t, then you might want to take our advice and become friends with someone who does.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown. The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge, which is why we at Wesleying, with help from our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs.

Shout-out in the comments with additions and corrections.

Shuttl-U-Stuff to Stor-U-Self

Even final exams offer no respite from that guy Evan Weber ’13 doing nice things for you all the time. This has got to stop. More from Lil’ Webbie:

Dear students,

This year the WSA’s Transportation Committee has partnered with Stor-U-Self Storage – Portland to offer shuttle services so that students without their own transportation can easily have a home for their belongings over the summer (and while abroad).

Stor-U-Self will provide a $15 shuttle service for your belongings from 10am-6pm on the 17th and 18th (Thursday and Friday) and potentially also offer services on Saturday if there is strong demand. They will also offer this service in the Fall (or Spring) when you return to campus.

Fan Van to Men’s Basketball NESCAC Semi-Final

From Grace Smith ’14:

Need a ride to witness the the Cardinals basketball team dominate in the NESCAC tournament this Saturday?

The men’s basketball team will be facing Middlebury at Amherst this Saturday at 7:30 PM. If you need a ride, there will be a fan van available.  However, you must email gmsmith(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Wednesday if you want a ride on the fan van!

Go Wes!