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Hours of Operation

PLEASE NOTE: The hours of operation listed below are for September 2014. Hours of operation and routes are subject to change in subsequent months based on ridership and the flow of campus traffic.

Please Note: The Bear Bus will not be operating over any academic breaks throughout the year.

The Bear Bus is a free shuttle service for the Oakland University community. Off-campus routes require you to present your OU SpiritCard in order to gain access to the shuttles. You are not required to show identification in order to board a shuttle for an on-campus route. Wait times are subject to change depending on campus traffic.


 On-Campus Routes


Monday-Thursday

7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.   Grizz and Clawz Line - Northern Line: P-11 (North), 4000 AVN, Hamlin Circle, Human Health
Building (P-3 Entrance), Wilson Hall
         
AND         

           
  Gold Line Van and Shuttle - Central Line: P-11 (North), P-11 (South), O'Rena
  Black Line Van and Shuttle - Southern Line: P-35/37, O'Rena, Varner Hall (P-26)
Friday
6 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.   Clawz Line - Route 4: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, P-11 (North), P-11 (South), O'Rena
Monday-Friday

Gold Line Van - BY REQUEST ONLY - Pick up/drop off at Beacon Hill (leasing office) and
Greek Row


 Off-Campus Routes


Friday

6 - 11 p.m.
  Gold Line Van - Route 7: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, McDonald's, Taco Bell/A&W/KFC and Wendy's/Tim Horton's
 
  Black Line Van - Route 6: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Busch's, Whole Foods (The Village), Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown Rochester (3rd and Main Street)
     
11 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.   Gold and Black Line Van - Route 6: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Busch's, Whole Foods (The Village), Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown Rochester (3rd and Main Street)

Saturday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  Gold Line Van - Route 5: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Great Lakes Crossing (drops off at AMC 25), Target and Meijer
    Black Line Van - Route 6: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Busch's, Whole Foods (The Village), Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown Rochester (3rd and Main Street)
     
 6 - 11 p.m.   Gold Line Van - Route 7: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, McDonald's, Taco Bell/A&W/KFC and Wendy's/Tim Horton's
 
  Black Line Van - Route 6: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Busch's, Whole Foods (The Village), Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown Rochester (3rd and Main Street)
     
11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
  Gold and Black Line Van - Route 6: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Busch's, Whole Foods (The Village), Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown Rochester (3rd and Main Street)

Sunday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  Gold Line Van - Route 5: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Great Lakes Crossing (drops off at AMC 25), Target and Meijer

  Black Line Van - Route 6: Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Busch's, Whole Foods (The Village), Buffalo Wild Wings, Downtown Rochester (3rd and Main Street)


 How to Reach the Bear Bus


Each Bear Bus is supplied with a duty phone to increase communication between the driver and the OU Community. Each Bear Bus driver is equipped with a Bluetooth headset which will be used to answer phone calls. As with any phone service, the connection may drop out during unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances such as inclement weather.

If you need to contact a particular Bear Bus vehicle, please use the following phone numbers: