Transportation Information

The university provides transportation for placements in the Fall 2018 semester in Roxboro Road Elementary and Middle School, Solvay Elementary and High School, select schools within the Jamesville-Dewitt School District, and the following schools in the Syracuse City School District:

  • Bellevue Heights
  • Clary Middle School
  • Corcoran High School
  • Dr. King Elementary
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary
  • Danforth Magnet School
  • Ed Smith K-8 @ Levy
  • PSLA @ Fowler High School
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Frazer K-8
  • Grant Middle School
  • Henninger High School
  • Hughes Elementary
  • Huntington K-8
  • HW Smith K-8
  • Institute of Technology
  • Jowonio School
  • Lyncourt K-8
  • LeMoyne Elementary
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • McKinley-Brighton
  • Nottingham High School
  • Roberts K-8
  • Porter Elementary
  • Syracuse Academy of Sciences
  • Salem Hyde Elementary
  • Westside Academy @ Blodgett
  • Van Duyn Elementary

For the dates that the Shaw Center does not operate, a separate bus specifically for SOE students needing to be in field placements will be in operation.  Schedules will be sent directly to students as well as being posted on Blackboard.

If you are a student in the School of Education (SOE) who is assigned to a field placements at a school listed above and choose to use university transportation for the Fall 2018 semester, you are required to register at the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public & Community Service (located in 237 Schine Student Center) at shawcenter@syr.edu or 443-3051. Please contact them at least two working days before your placement begins. You are not allowed on the bus unless you have filled out a request form and your name is on the bus driver’s list. The following information should be submitted:

  • Your name, SUID, mailing address, email address, and cell phone number
  • The course number and professor's name
  • Starting and ending date of placements
  • Day(s) of the week your placement occurs on
  • Starting and ending times of your placement
  • Ending time of last class before starting time of placement
  • Beginning time of first class after ending time of placement

Please be respectful and professional in all of your interactions with the staff at the Shaw Center. Once the Request Form is completed, you will receive instructions/directions regarding responsibilities, how to access the schedule, and emergency safety information. 

To the extent possible, times for drop off and pickup will be consistent and will meet your specific timeframe; however, with the numbers of students from around campus using this service the scheduled times may vary, especially site pick-ups as the semester progresses. If you have questions or concerns about transportation after completing the forms and receiving instructions, please contact the Shaw Center. 

Bus Procedure

  • Check the schedule on Blackboard the evening before each day you will be riding in order to confirm the schedule times. It is your responsibility to keep track of the variations to the bus schedule so that you arrive at College Place and outside of your school on time. The schedule is posted and updated daily; you can also check the pick-up time when you get on the bus.

  • You will pick up the bus on College Place in front of Sims Hall. There is a "Shaw Center / Say Yes / SOE" bus stop sign on the curb. Students must present their SU student ID when boarding the bus.

  • You need to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time from College Place and from your school. The bus will not wait beyond the scheduled departure time and the bus will not come back to get people who are late.

  • If you miss the bus, you are still required to be at your field placement. You are then responsible to provide your own transportation and assume the cost.

  • If you miss the bus in the morning, the bus assumes that you are not in your placement. Therefore, you are responsible for contacting the Shaw Center and letting them know that a pick-up at your site is still needed. If you do not contact the Shaw Center, you will not be picked up at your site.

  • Students will need to make a plan ahead of time with other students from their same class for when snow-delays happen.

What happens when school is closed or delayed due to snow or cold?

School closed: buses will not run.

School delay (1 or 2 hours): buses will not operate the morning portion of the route, but will operate the later portions of the run. Students who are scheduled to be transported (based on the regular schedule) after the time posted on Blackboard as the “SCSD School Delay Start Time” will use the transportation system to get to their field placement schools. If your regularly scheduled pickup time is before the SCSD School Delay Start Time posted on Blackboard:

  • Students going to all-day placements (and their College Place pick-up time has been canceled because of the delay) will be responsible for finding their own alternate transportation to placement on snow delay days.

  • For these snow-delay days only, students who do not have alternate transportation can pay for a taxi/Uber/etc to get them to and from their placement. Students may be reimbursed for the taxi on these days only if they:

    • have carpooled in the taxi with ALL students in their class going to the same school.

    • have a receipt. It is the student’s responsibility to get and save a receipt and bring it to Thomas Bull, 174 Huntington Hall to process the reimbursement.

  • Students who have morning half-day placements will do go to placement that day. We will treat this like a 1/2-day snow day. You will need to let the teachers you are working with know this ahead of time.

  • Buses will pick up from schools on the regular schedule in the afternoon.

  • SU students going to placement for the entire day (and their College Place pick-up time has been cancelled because of the delay) will be responsible for finding their own alternate transportation to placement on snow-delay days. Students may be reimbursed for the taxi on these days only if: 1) they have carpooled in the taxi with ALL students in their class going to the same school, and 2) have a receipt.

  • There will be NO placements for students who go for only the morning on snow delays.  We will treat this like a 1/2-day snow day. SU students who were supposed to go for a morning half-day will not go to placement that day. You will need to let the teachers you are working with know this ahead of time.

South Campus Residents

South campus residents can use the Syracuse University Shuttle Bus to get to College Place in time for their pick-ups. You can find more information on the 344 South Campus bus and other SU shuttles on the Centro Website.

Questions?

About transportation after completing the forms and receiving instructions:
Shaw Center: shawcenter@syr.edu or 315-443-3051

About your field placement:

  • Thomas H. Bull, Director of Field Relations at thbull@syr.edu or 315-440-2183.
  • Amie Redmond, Assistant Dean for Academic & Student Services at amredmon@syr.edu or 443-2506