The Weekend Shuttle
Interested in getting off campus for a bit? The Washington College Weekend Shuttle can get you there!
How the Shuttle Works
The weekend shuttle runs every weekend during the semester, with slight alterations on the weekends before and after college breaks. See the schedule to the left for the typical timeline.
Each shuttle trip starts and ends at the Casey Academic Center, and stops at the Annapolis Mall and New Carrollton Metro Station. From New Carrollton, students can take the Metro transit system into Washington, D.C., and can access the Amtrak train system. Stops at Baltimore Washington International Airport are added on weekends before and after college breaks. See the Vacation Break Schedule for more information.
The weekend campus shuttle does not require students to pay a per trip fee. Students must make advance reservations, however, using WebAdvisor to reserve a seat. If you are unable to obtain a seat on the shuttle, please email Sarah Crump at email@example.com, and you will be added to a waiting list. Reservations must be made before 2 p.m. on the Thursday before a Friday shuttle trip or before 2 p.m. Friday for a Saturday or Sunday shuttle trip. The shuttle does not run over summer vacation.
Making a Reservation
Reservations for the weekend and vacation/break period shuttles are required and can be arranged by going to WebAdvisor. You will be guided through a two-step process summarized below.
1) Make a Reservation
Using WebAdvisor, select “Shuttle Reservation” under the “Miscellaneous” heading, and follow the directions.
2) Show Your Printed Reservation Receipt to the Shuttle Driver
For a round trip, present the receipt on the first leg of your shuttle ride; the driver will collect it on the return trip.
Cancelling a Reservation
Most times, your reservation can be cancelled by going back into WebAdvisor and following the steps for cancellation. If you cannot cancel through WebAdvisor, contact Sarah Crump at 410-778-7838 or Michele Jordan at 410-778-7210 before Friday at 2pm on the weekend of your trip. In cases of emergency, please call the shuttle driver within the hour before your scheduled pick up time.
As of January 22nd, 2014, there will be a three strike policy for all unfulfilled reservations. Students that do not fill their reservations or cancel will be given a warning the first time. The second time, the student will lose their shuttle privileges for four weeks. After the third offense, the student will lose shuttle privileges for the remainder of the academic year. This does not apply to vacation break shuttles.
The Day of Your Trip
The Shuttle will pick up in the following locations:
- Casey Academic Center - parking circle facing the road
- Annapolis Mall - outside of California Pizza Kitchen
- New Carrollton Metro - Kiss & Ride, Rt. 50 side (John Hanson Hwy)
- BWI Airport (Vacation/Break Shuttle Only) - outside Southwest departure area (not available on regular weekend shuttle trips)
Plan your trip to make the shuttle on time. The shuttle is unable to wait more than 20 minutes for delayed passengers. Passengers who miss the shuttle will need to be prepared to make alternate arrangements using local transportation services for hire.
Questions? Contact Sarah Crump at x7838 (410-778-7838) or firstname.lastname@example.org. When the shuttle is operating, the shuttle driver can be reached at 443-282-6507.
Don’t forget to print your completed reservation to show to the driver!
In case of emergency after hours, please call Public Safety at 410-778-7810.
Want to Explore the Region? Learn more about Shuttle by Appointment
The College also offers students the opportunity to arrange a shuttle to various destinations up to 2.5 hours away. Destinations within this area include Philadelphia, Dover, Washington D.C., Baltimore and other popular locations. Students must pay all costs associated with the By Appointment shuttle including the driver (and driver’s time if the driver must wait for the return trip), gas, tolls and parking. By Appointment reservations must be made at least one full week before the scheduled trip, are limited to individuals with WC ID cards, and are based on availability. Generally, two or more passengers are required to reserve the shuttle. Individuals reserving the shuttle must participate in the trip and the names of all passengers must be provided to Sarah Crump. For more information or to make arrangements for a shuttle, contact Sarah Crump at email@example.com