Crazy weather? Walking alone and it’s after dark? Maybe you just don’t feel like walking? Whatever the reason, the Hope College Campus Evening Shuttle is there for you with a free minivan transportation system that encircles campus.
The Evening Shuttle makes eight stops on campus and can be spotted with an illuminated sign on top of a silver minivan saying: “Shuttle.” The schedule for the stops goes on the digit of that stop number. For example, at stop #1, the shuttle arrives at :01, :11, :21, :31, :41, and :51 on the hour; at stop #2, the shuttle arrives at :02, :12, :22, :32, :42, and :52 on the hour, and so on. The eight stops are:
Stop #1 — In front of Gilmore Hall on 10th Street
Stop #2 — Between Van Wylen Library, and Schaap Science Center on College Ave.
Stop #4 — In front of Welmers Cottage, across from Western Theological Seminary housing on 14th.
Stop #5 — At the corner of 14th Street and Columbia Ave.
Stop #6 — At the corner of 15th Street and Lincoln Ave.
Stop #7 — At the corner of 13th Street and Fairbanks Ave.
Stop #8 — At the corner of 13th Street and Lincoln Ave.
Stop #9 — At Lincoln Ave. side of DeVos Fieldhouse.
The Shuttle operates during evening hours only at these times:
- 6pm to midnight– Sundays through Thursdays
- 6pm to 2am– Fridays and Saturdays
- It does not operate during breaks.
Safety is the shuttle’s top objective with convenience a close second. The Evening Shuttle features the same minivan every night, so there’s no confusion regarding which car is the actual shuttle. On top of that, the Evening Shuttle system typically features the same drivers every night so you might already know who’s driving you tonight before getting into the shuttle, creating a safer atmosphere for shuttle riders. Rain or shine, the Evening Shuttle provides your ride around Hope.