Bear Bus Shuttle Program

Hamlin Hall, Room 406
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
248-370-4177
bearbus@oakland.edu

Available Routes

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.

Please note that hours of operation and routes are subject to change based on ridership and the flow of campus traffic. For the most accurate day-to-day routes, please view routes using the Transloc app. The Bear Bus will not be operating over any academic breaks throughout the year.

Routes
Pink Route
Monday-Friday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) University Circle, P-39, P-37, Engineering Center

Green Route
Monday-Friday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Rec Center, University Circle, Wilson Hall

Purple Route
Monday-Thursday (6 p.m.-1 a.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, P-32 Structure, Rec Center (until 11 p.m.), P-11

Red Route
Monday-Friday (1 p.m.-10 p.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Walmart, Five Guys Burger and Fries, Meijer

Orange Route
Friday (6 p.m.-2 a.m.), Saturday (11 a.m.-2 a.m.), Sunday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Downtown Rochester, Buffalo Wild Wings, Whole Foods, Busch’s

Grey Route
Saturday (11 a.m.-9 p.m.), Sunday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Target, Meijer, Great Lakes Crossing Mall

Yellow Route
Friday and Saturday, (6 p.m.-2 a.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, McDonald’s, Taco Bell/KFC, Wendy’s
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:

Grizz Line Shuttle: (248) 935-3705

Clawz Line Shuttle: (248) 935-476

Gold Line Shuttle: (248) 445-0041

Black Line Shuttle: (248) 445-0076

Black Lightning Shuttle: (248) 259-5247

Rolling Thunder Shuttle: (248) 894-7626