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Shuttle & Escorts

The University sponsors a PVTA bus (Owl Express) which runs weekdays, during class times.

The DPS Student Safety Assistants operates shuttle vans making rounds of campus every 15-20 minutes during hours when the Owl Express is not operational. The time of each round is approximate and may vary due to weather conditions, traffic and the number of riders. 

Owl Express (PVTA bus) Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Operating only between the Horace Mann Center, Scanlon Hall and South Lot

WSU Department of Public Safety Owl Shuttle Hours

DPS Owl Shuttles continuously loops Main Campus, South Lot, Woodward Center and Horace Mann Center.

DPS Owl Shuttle (1)
Monday 3:00pm - Midnight
Tuesday 3:00pm - Midnight
Wednesday 3:00pm - Midnight
Thursday 3:00pm - 3:00am
Friday 3:00pm - Midnight
Saturday 5:00pm - Midnight
Sunday 5:00pm - 3:00am

DPS Owl Shuttle (2)
Monday through Friday 3:00pm - Midnight

Lansdowne Place Shuttle Schedule 

South Lot/Lansdowne Shuttle  - 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM, weekdays only. Shuttle augments PVTA Owl Express and makes runs to Lansdowne Place and back. 

Shuttle hours are subject to change during long holiday weekends and severe weather.

For a transport, just call 413-572-5262

Escort Services

Escorts  outside of Owl Shuttle van hours, or in emergency situations, are performed by university police officers. Medical transports are available by calling 413-572-5262.
*Other police calls may delay escorts.