The Office of Student Living and College Engagement has many options for transportation on campus. Here are some of the options. If you have further questions, always feel free to call, e-mail, or visit the office and ask!
Ramada Hall Shuttles
The local Ramada Inn (Ramada Hall) serves as housing for many of our upperclassmen and includes a separate entrance, RA staff on site, private floors with study lounge and small fitness center. The address is 141 New Hartford Road, New Hartford, NY 13413 (click for Google map). Free shuttles for our students run constantly during the hours below. For more information or to ask questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 315-792-3100 or the Office of Student Living and College Engagement at 315-792-3285.
Details:Monday-Thursday beginning at 7:15am, concluding at 11:00pm.
Friday beginning at 7:15am, concluding at Midnight.
Saturday beginning at 11:00am, concluding at Midnight.
Sunday beginning at 11:00am, concluding at 11:00pm.
*NOTE* No shuttles go directly from Ramada Hall to Clark City Center.
Clark City Center Shuttles
We're proud to announce that the School of Busniess and Justice Studies has relocated to the Robert Brvenik Center for Business Education in the Clark City Center, Downtown Utica. Program classes in Business Administration (MBA), Business Economics, Economics Management, Health Studies Management, Risk Management and Insurance will be held at the Clark City Center. The address is 181 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501 (click for Google map). Shuttles will run in coordination with course schedules at both main campus and downtown locations. For more information or to ask questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 315-792-3100.
Details:Monday-Friday, shuttle schedule HERE. No service on weekends.
*NOTE* No shuttles go directly from Clark City Center to Ramada Inn.
There will be no second shuttle (Shuttle B) after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please be sure to adjust your schedule accordingly so that you do not miss Shuttle A.
Every college holiday (except summer), Student Living and College Engaement provides a 54-seat charter bus that brings students to Port Authority, NYC. Tickets are sold on the Utica College box office website, and usually sell out within hours of going on sale! Sales generally begin about two weeks prior to the vacation. See the Break Bus Schedule or the Pioneer Place event board for fliers detailing sale dates and departure/return dates.
Cost:$70 per person, departure and return ticket included. There are no "half" tickets for only a departure or only a return.
Centro Public Bus System
Centro is the public transit system in Central New York. Centro maps can be found in the office. Buses come through campus at all times of the day, and make many different stops. Check a map of the area you want to go, and the chart will tell you the time you need to get on the bus. Maps and routes can also be planned on the Centro website, or call (315)797-7803.
Cost:$1.50 for Single Ride pass, $15.00 for 10 Ride Pass, $150.00 for Unlimited Semester Ride Pass
Shortline Coach Bus Service
Coach USA provides a service to popular college-towns at very reasonable rates to college communities. Shortline is the name of the route that travels from Utica, NY to NY, NY and almost anywhere in between. The office has maps that list the destinations along the Shortline route. These tickets are non-refundable; however, they are good for 30 days passed the purchase date (which appears on the ticket), so if the traveler misses the bus, they can catch the next one. Buses leave from the bus stop on campus every day at 11:00am and 5:00pm. The bus may be late, but DO NOT ever leave the bus stop, they WILL NOT wait for you. For questions, call the Binghamton location at 1-800-647-6471 or 607-722-7553, open 24 hours.
Cost:Varies according to destination, one-way vs. round-trip, and date of departure. TGIF deals on certain destinations charge a discounted rate if travelers depart on a Friday and return on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
Syracuse Line Run Bus
The Line Run Bus leaves Utica from the Utica Union Station and from the Centro Bus Hub on Bleeker St. It drops off at the Syracuse Centro Hub on the corner of Salina St. and Harrison St. It runs the Utica-Syracuse line twice a day Mondays through Saturdays, not on Sundays. See below for departure and arrival times. For more information, call Tracy Wright at 315-336-3950 x248 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost:$6.10 one-way (pay the driver)
Student Shuttle Vans
The Office of Student Living and College Engagement employs certified student van drivers to shuttle Utica students from campus to the local Sangertown Square Mall and Walmart in New Hartford on Commercial Drive. The schedule changes according to the drivers' availibility, but an updated schedule can be found on the Transportation board outside the office door, or at the link below.
*Want to be a van driver?* Click here to apply! Must have minimum 3 years clean driving experience. Print and fill out form, bring to Student Living and College Engagement with driver's license. Van Driver Supervisor: Fran Lucia
Airport ShuttlesAdonis-Avanti Transportation 315-866-2011
TAXI 48 315-601-1144
Cost:Varies by company.
Local Taxi Companies
The most popular taxi services our students use are:
Courtesy Cab 315-797-7272
New Hartford Taxi 315-507-2171
City Cab 315-724-5454
Cost:Varies by company.
College Owned Vans
Student groups that need transportation can have their faculty or staff advisor reserve a college van. It is the group's responsibility to get a certified van driver to drive it.
Cost:Charges per mile. Call Facilities Management at x3191 for details.
Birnie Bus Company
The Rome and Utica Birnie Bus Companies are also another option for large group travel. You can get quotes on trips by contacting Rose (Rome terminal) or Kathleen (Utica terminal) at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost:Varies by destination, type of vehicle, and trip length.
8:30am to 6:30pm
8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
Saturday - Sunday
The Gay Alliance
The SafeZone program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
What is a SafeZone?
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends and co-workers. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
Contact Dean of Diversity and Student Development Alane Varga at avarga
for more information or how to become SafeZone Certified