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Whether you’re a daily commuter or a first time visitor to West Chester University, whether you’re coming from a few blocks away in the borough or from a town or city many miles away, this website has information and news to help make your travel better.

We have collected up-to-date info on parking services, the new WCU RideAmigos commuter choices app (for smartphones and desktop computers), the university’s improved shuttle bus system, public transit options, walking and bicycling choices, and more!

Exciting investments in WCU’s future means getting to and from campus has been a little more challenging over the past year, but we’re working hard to help you navigate the changes and find the details you need to get to and from campus by car, ridesharing, regional rail, bus, shuttle, bike, or on foot. Check out the latest news on the April ground breaking for the Sciences and Engineering Center and The Commons here.

Transportation and Parking News

  • The Zagster Bikeshare annual membership has now been reduced to just $10.  Download the Zagster app and register today to get riding!
  • The Uptown Loop Shuttle Service will be back starting August 26, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester!  Operating from 6:45 am to 10:15 pm every day classes are in session, the free  Uptown Loop gets you to the Chester County Hospital, homes and apartments and stores, the Bradford Plaza Shopping Center, and other destinations in the Borough.  WCU students amd employees use the Uptown Loop to get to and from work, grocery shopping, restaurants and shops, and more.
  • Now is a good time to download the free WCU Shuttle Bus App!  The app provides real time information on all shuttle bus routes, locations, schedules, stops, and updates on schedule changes due to inclement weather and campus delays.
  • You have options for how you commute to and from campus.  By registering for WCU Rideamigos (free for WCU employees and students) you can learn more about all your options - driving, ridesharing, taking rail or bus transit, bicycling or walking.  Look for great contests, challenges, and prizes this fall!
  • West Chester Borough is starting a new program for Uber, Lyft, and other Ride Hailing Services with designated pick up and drop off locations in the center of the borough, Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 pm to 3 am.  Booking a ride?  Meet your ride in the 100 block of East Walnut, the 100 block of North Church, the 50 block of East Market, and the 50 block of North Darlington.
  • Have you tried WCU Zipcar yet?  Two Zipcars on campus (located behind Sykes Student Union) can be rented for shopping trips, appointments, fun, or whatever you want to do.  As long as you have a valid driver's license, they're available to students and employees aged 18 and older.
  • WCU Students, Faculty and Staff commute to campus via two SEPTA buses (the 92 and 104), Regional Rail and Amtrak trains to Exton, the ChesCo SCCOOT bus from Kennett Square and Oxford, and WCU’s Uptown Loop Shuttle bus. For more information, visit the Transit and WCU Shuttle Buses page of this website.
  • WCU has 17 Rideshare Parking Spaces in prime locations in North Campus parking lots.  If you find parking spaces are hard to come by on campus, team up with a WCU student or employee to score one of WCU's prime rideshare parking spots in lots A, B, G, K, L, and M. More information on our Commuter Choices page!
  • Check out this informative "Ways to Get Around WCU!" video produced by staff and students in WCU's Digital Media Center.

For more information

For questions about parking permits, parking lots, and parking policies, please call 610-436-3345 Monday-Friday 8am-2pm.


For questions about Public Transit ticket and pass sales, please contact Student Services Incorporated (SSI) by calling 610-436-2955 Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.


For questions about West Chester University’s Shuttle Buses, please call 610-436-1053 Monday-Friday 7am-3pm or write via email to

shuttle@wcupa.edu

. During off hours, please leave a voicemail message. We respond to all calls and messages.


For questions about Zagster bikeshare, Zipcars, carpooling, vanpooling, and other commuting options, please write to

commute@wcupa.edu

.

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