Bear Bus Shuttle Program
Hamlin Hall, Room 406
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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bearbus@oakland.edu

Work for Us

Interested in Becoming a Student Bear Bus Driver?

The Bear Bus Program has grown exponentially since 2009, and as a result, we have an expanded need for student Bear Bus drivers. If you are interested in applying for a driver position, please consider the following:
  • All Bear Bus drivers are required to undergo an extensive training and qualification process.  
  • Our drivers are DOT (Department of Transportation) medically certified, and have attained their chauffeurs license, and then a Commercial Driver’s License – Class C with a Passenger Endorsement.
  • Students are permitted to work up to 20 hours in a given week. Bear Bus drivers, on average, work between 10-20 hours a week. Each shift is around three or four hours.

Student Driver Requirements

  • Students hired as Bear Bus Drivers must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.75 GPA per semester & overall), and must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester. They must also be in good disciplinary standing with the University and University Housing.
  • All drivers must have a Chauffer’s License (or willing to get one) and be cleared by Risk Management to drive.
  • Once you have been cleared by Risk Management to drive, we will help you along with getting your Commercial Driver’s License.
  • All drivers participate in a federally mandated drug and alcohol testing program throughout their employment. Failure to pass a drug or alcohol screening will result in immediate termination. 

 

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