Camel Van Weekly Shuttle
Camel Van, a free shuttle service, provides students and other members of the Connecticut College community with transportation to retail and entertainment venues in the greater New London area as well as to the transportation center downtown. Stops include Target, Wal-mart, New London Mall, Crystal Mall, Waterford Commons and Waterford Regal Cinemas. The van operates Thursday through Sunday throughout the academic year.
Specific hours of operation for 2013-2014 are: Thursday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m - 10 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m - 7 p.m. The Camel Van departs from the College Center.
The Flying Camel Airport Shuttle
The Flying Camel Airport Shuttle is available for Thanksgiving, winter, spring and summer breaks. The College has partnered with Legends & Alumni Limousine, a local transportation company, to offer students a discounted fare for shuttle transportation between campus and T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI and the New London Train Station during these break periods.
The cost each way is $30 (for shuttles to T.F. Green) snd $5 (for shuttles to New London Train Station), which is billed directly to a student’s College account. All reservations must be made directly with Legends & Alumni Limousine (860-439-0391). An individual making a reservation must have available the student ID # of the passenger for whom the reservation is being made. Here is the Flying Camel Airport Shuttle Schedule for 2013-2014.
Bike racks are located in many areas on campus. Students should bring adequate locking devices for their bicycles. Members of the community are encouraged to register their bicycles at no cost. The serial number and pertinent data are recorded on the registration form and kept on file at the Campus Safety Office. Motorbikes are not permitted in the residence halls. Spokespeople, a student-run collective, repairs and leases bicycles.
Zipcar for local or longer treks
Whether for local shopping or longer treks, through Connecticut College's partnership with Zipcar, two vehicles are available to members of the campus community age 18 or older. Students, faculty and staff are able to join Zipcar at Zipcar.com/connecticutcollege and make reservations, 24 hours a day and up to a year in advance.
Cars on campus
You may find that you don’t need a car at Connecticut College. There are numerous transportation alternatives, including Zipcar, the Camel Van local shuttle, SEAT (the local city bus) and several taxi services. Many students also use bicycles to get around campus and off. If you still think you’ll need to bring a car to campus, learn more about motor vehicle registration and parking rules.
To advance environmental sustainability and shrink the College's carbon footprint by reducing automobile use, two policy changes have been made aimed to reduce the number of student cars on campus. At the request of students and recommended by vote of the Student Government Association, parking fees were raised to $150 per year, and beginning in fall 2011, freshmen (Class of 2015) are no longer be allowed to have cars on campus.
The SEAT bus provides public transportation throughout southeastern Connecticut at reasonable prices. The bus routes include major destinations in New London and the towns surrounding the College, including malls and shopping centers, the casinos, museums, train stations, and downtown areas.
There are a number of taxi services in the New London area. The College has an arrangement with Harry’s Taxi (860-444-2255) in which a student presents his/her Connecticut College ID and the taxi driver will inform the College of the fare. The student’s account is then billed by the College. This service is available at any time, day or night. Other local taxi services include Livery Limited (860-599-8840 or 800-959-6339), Port City Taxi (860-444-9222) and Yellow Cab Co. (860-443-4321).