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College Student riding the bus

College & University Students

Any college student with a valid college ID can purchase a 10-ride farecard at a reduced cost over adult prices. See below for more detailed information about area campuses.

Aquinas College

Calvin College

Davenport University

Ferris State University

  • In partnership with FSU, The Rapid operates a [EXLINK '385']shuttle service[/EXLINK], primarily for students, faculty, and staff, between Central Station in Grand Rapids and the FSU campus in Big Rapids.
  • FSU students can purchase a semester pass at Ferris that is good on this route only. This service is open to the general public for a fare of $8 per one-way trip.
  • Calendar (44 KB, PDF) of Ferris State University Route 100 Service for 2017-2018. 

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Valley State University

  • GVSU subsidizes several routes to connect their campus locations.
  • Students, faculty, and staff ride for free with a valid GVSU ID.
  • There are several Park ‘n’ Ride lots  along Lake Michigan Drive to access Route 50.
  • August Bus Service Schedule: 
    • Wednesday, 8/9/17 - Sunday, 8/13/17 - Normal Spring/Summer 2017 Schedule
    • Monday, 8/14/17 - Friday, 8/18/17 -  Break Schedule
    • Saturday, 8/19/17 - Not in Service
    • Sunday, 8/20/17 - Sunday, 8/27/17 - Transitions Break Schedule (enhanced break schedule includes weekend service 50/85)
    • Monday, 8/28/17 - Normal Fall 2017 Schedule begins
  • Labor Day Bus Service Schedule:
    • Friday, 9/1/17 - Sunday, 9/3/17 - Normal Fall 2017 Schedule
    • Monday, 9/4/17 - No GVSU Bus Service
    • Tuesday, 9/5/17 - Break Schedule extended until the last departure from Kirkhof at 10:10 pm for Campus Life Night
    • Wednesday, 9/6/17 - Normal Fall 2017 Schedule