Campus Life

IC Rides and Transportation

IC Rides is a shuttle service sponsored by the Illinois College Student Senate and coordinated with the West Central Mass Transit system, providing transportation for enrolled students between the campus and Springfield, Illinois (airport, train station, and greyhound bus station. Airport and Amtrak code SPI) at the beginning and end of each semester, and at the time of breaks.

There are 12 or 13 rides offered per semester. Every effort has been made to devise a schedule accommodating students’ domestic and international travel patterns. Please plan your travel arrangements according to this schedule. *At all other times, be prepared to make your own arrangements for transportation to or from campus.*
(For instance, if you arrive at the airport in Springfield and expect pickup, but the driver only knows about arrivals at the train station, the van will not come by the airport.) The fee is $5 each way.

Reservations must be received by the end of the last regular work day prior to any given IC Ride; please refer to the IC Rides Schedule for details. Reservations received after the deadline will be treated like stand-by passenger bookings, i.e., you will know only at the time of departure whether there is van space available. No-shows (those who made a reservation but are not there at the time of departure or pick-up) will be charged the $5.00, as well as a $10.00 "no-show" penalty.
Reservations are required to guarantee pickup on an IC Ride.

IC Rides Waiver and Release

New Incoming Students: Please note that International Student Orientation, IC Connections Summer Orientation, and Welcome Week take place before the semester and hence are not included in the regular IC Rides schedule. We will arrange your transportation to campus separately. For your pickup in Springfield, please contact your Admissions Counselor. Be sure to provide full travel details, including date, times, flight numbers, and/or trains for all air and ground travel.

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