While the majority of events are within walking distance, students may elect to travel to Syracuse University South Campus or take a bus to Destiny USA or another off-campus location. Transportation is provided for Summer College sponsored events including the Saturday field trips. Looking for information on how to get to campus? View the Transportation to Syracuse page.
Syracuse University is broken up into two campuses: Main Campus and South Campus. While the majority of our programs have classes on main campus, students may be required to attend classes on South Campus or at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse.
Syracuse University has several bus stops on campus that run throughout our Main and South campuses and to the Nancy Cantor Warehouse. To have the bus schedule at your fingertips and to track the buses en route, download the Birnie Bus Mobile App. There is also a $2 bus to Destiny USA!
Want to get out for a ride on a bicycle? Gotcha Bikes, a bike-share program with seafoam green electronic bikes, operates on the Syracuse University campus. There are over 35 hubs throughout Syracuse, many of which stationed on campus. Campus locations include Marshall Street, Syracuse Stage, and Bird Library. The bikes, operated by an electric motor, are GPS-monitored and can go 40 miles on a single charge. They are designed with electronic pedal-assist technology and strong tires for hilly topography conditions and winter weather. Users can download the Gotcha app, find a hub, scan the QR code on the bike’s handlebars and ride off. For a one-time ride, users will be charged $2, or 15 cents for each minute. Students can also sign up for a Monthly Orange Mo-Pass with their Syracuse University information.
There is an additional free bike share program at Syracuse University, where bicycles can be rented at the Schine Student Center. Stop into the main desk at Schine Student Center for more details. Please note that this service may not be available during the Schine Student Center renovations.
Walking Around Campus
Almost everything on campus is within walking distance. There are even scenic fitness routes around campus that you can walk and enjoy the view of Syracuse University!
While walking, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. If you feel unsafe or unwell at any time, you can utilize the Blue Light System on campus. The Blue Light System is a series of emergency alarm stations strategically located throughout the campus to provide assistance to anyone in distress. A blue beacon is positioned above each alarm station. When an individual presses the alarm button, they can communicate directly with the communications center at the Department of Public Safety, to notify the dispatcher of the emergency. The Department of Public Safety has a Safety Escort Program as well as has a LiveSafe app. The app enables you to communicate with DPS, share your location in the event of an emergency, and let your friends know you’ve safely made it home.
Students may decide to take a taxi to navigate the nearby areas. We recommend that students utilize the on-campus bus services for trips to the mall or downtown. However, if you decide to take a taxi, we want you to stay safe. Here are some safety tips:
- Check your car! Before you get in the car, check that license plate, driver photo, and driver name all match the taxi agency.
- Travel as a group. Stay together and split the cost!
- Wait indoors for your driver. You do not need to stand outside while you wait for your driver.
- Keep in touch with friends and family. Let them know where you are going and your driver’s details.
The use of Uber/Lyft is not encouraged as it is against Uber & Lyft’s company policies to transport minors.