Bear Bus Shuttle Program

Hamlin Hall, Room 406
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)

Rent a Bear Bus

The Bear Bus vehicles may be rented by members of the Oakland University Community depending on their availability through normal hours of operation. At this time, the Bear Bus shuttles are now allowed to be rented out for off-campus trips. If you are interested in renting out the Bear Bus shuttles, please fill out this form and e-mail the completed copy back to within 14 days of the desired usage. However, completing these requirements does not guarantee the renting of a Bear Bus vehicle; rental services are on a first come, first serve basis and only if undergraduate student drivers are available to schedule for special trips.


Pricing for Bear Bus rentals is as follows:


Requesting Department





$10/ hour

$0.30 per mile

Return vehicle with a full tank of gas

Student Affairs
(ie: CMI, FYAC, OUSC, CSA, etc.)

$10/ hour

$0.15 per mile

Return vehicle with a full tank of gas

Sports Clubs/ Teams

$10/ hour

No Charge

Return Vehicle with a full tank of gas


$10/ hour

No Charge

Return vehicle with full tank of gas

* 1-hour minimum charge

** Gas rates determined by average gasoline rate in the state of Michigan

 NOTE: Due to fluctuating gas prices, the cost will be calculated at the end of the trip. Cost estimates cannot be made by the Bear Bus staff prior to the trip.

An account number for your department or organization must be included on the request form for any and all fees associated with renting a Bear Bus shuttle. Only trained Bear Bus drivers may operate the Bear Bus shuttles. Shuttles may not be rented for overnight use, nor are they authorized to leave the State of Michigan. Shuttles may only be rented when not in use, and are available on a first come, first served basis. 


Please contact with further questions or inquiries.