Wildcat Wheels Transportation Service
JWU provides regularly scheduled shuttle service to and from designated university facilities and residence halls throughout the academic year. Student IDs are required to board all JWU buses and vans (this policy is strictly enforced). A maximum of 2 guests per student are allowed on buses. Students must obtain a guest pass in the residence halls, Campus Safety & Security or the Wildcat Wheels transportation office. Guests must also have a state-issued ID, and all guests must be accompanied by a JWU student at any given time.
For their safety, JWU asks that students follow these guidelines when riding buses:
- Stand away from curb as buses approach.
- Don't walk or run into the street when buses are in traffic.
- Treat drivers with courtesy and respect.
- No open food or drink containers.
- Before departing the bus, student should check their seat for all personal items.
Bus schedules are available in all residence halls, at Campus Safety & Security, at the Wildcat Wheels Transportation office, online, and on the JWU mobile app (free download on iTunes and Google Play). Buses can also be tracked on mobile devices and online. Please consult the JWU Directory to find the hours and location of the Wildcat Wheels transportation office. A dispatcher is available after hours and during weekends throughout the academic year. Transportation is available for certain field trips, recreational events and athletics programs; contact Student Involvement & Leadership or Athletics for more information.
Emergency and medical transportation is available if needed. Students should contact Campus Safety & Security if they need emergency medical transportation. Student should contact Health Services to arrange transportation to a local medical facility.
Commuter students may park on the Harborside Campus and ride the JWU shuttle to the Downcity Campus. Parking permits are required and can be purchased from Campus Safety & Security.
A limited JWU bus schedule is available during term and holiday breaks and during inclement weather conditions and can be found online. For more information about any of these services, please contact the Wildcat Wheels transportation office using the JWU Directory. Wildcat Wheels can also be followed on Twitter: @JWUPVDWheels.
From time to time, the university may elect to provide university-sponsored transportation for certain events such as educational events, field trips, athletic events and competitions. When university transportation is provided and a student elects not to take university-sponsored transportation, that student is solely responsible for reviewing in advance (and accepting) any risks such transportation might pose, including but not limited to the safety of the location, condition of the vehicle, and skill and decision-making of any drivers. The university is not responsible or liable for any damage or injuries that may occur in their private vehicle or any other non-university-owned, rented or leased vehicle.
Rhode Island Public Transportation
The university offers discounted access to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), the state-wide public transit system, for qualified students. Schedules may be obtained at the Kennedy Plaza station, located in the heart of Downcity Providence, or online.