Richmond Home


We have a beautiful campus, and at 350 acres it is very easy to get around on foot, with a skateboard, or on a bike. Exploring Richmond can be a little more challenging. Luckily, there are many free and cheap options for getting around the city.

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Be A Green Spider On The Move

Get out on walking trails around campus

There are four mapped trails on campus, three around the lake and one that goes all the way to the James River. You can view a map of all four trails here.

Carpool when commuting or traveling off-campus or out of town

You can use Ridefinders to find carpooling options.

You can also rent a Zipcar on campus. 

Look for Green Bikes on campus

35 bikes are available to all students, faculty, and staff to travel around campus in a fun and environmentally friendly way. To take advantage of this program, simply find a bike on campus and start riding!

Rent a bike

Need to take a bike off campus? There are 6 mountain bikes available for rent for a weekend through the Outdoor Equipment Rental program. The bikes come fully equipped with helmets and locks. Pick yours up at the the Outdoor Adventure & Recreation (OAR) desk located in the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.

Get a departmental loaner bike

In the spring of 2015, a pilot of the faculty/staff departmental bike program launched. The program offers long-term loaner bikes for faculty and staff to use as transportation across campus (i.e. to meetings, the dining hall, etc.) in five different locations. If you’re interested in acquiring a bike for your department to use, please contact Lucia Anderson.

Maintain your bike on campus

If you have a flat tire or need to tighten up a loose brake cable, basic maintenance is just a short walk away. There are two self-repair stations include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. The fix-it stations are located in front of the Weinstein Center and at the Gateway apartments.

Use GRTC buses to commute or travel around town for free

The University provides city bus passes to students, faculty, and staff. Get your free pass here. Get information on the bus routes to and from campus here

Ride the Willow Lawn Xpress

This shuttle stops at the Willow Lawn Transfer Station every 30 minutes Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and provides easy access to the Pulse bus line. View the full schedule here.

Take the Libbie Connector
The Libbie Connector provides early morning transportation to campus from Libbie Avenue and Willow Lawn Drive. Passengers on GRTC bus 77 will be able to transfer to the Libbie Connector at Libbie Avenue for transportation to campus. For the Pulse riders, the Libbie Connector and Bus 75 will provide transportation from the Willow Lawn station to campus every 30 minutes between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., Monday through Friday. Look at the full schedule here.
Ride the Evening Circuit
The Evening Circuit shuttle will operate Monday through Friday from 4:05pm to 10:05pm (9:05pm during the summer). This shuttle, along with GRTC Bus 75, will provide transportation to the Pulse’s Willow Lawn Station every half an hour from 4:05pm to 6:32 pm. For those who need to get off campus for the daily essentials, this shuttle will take you to Target, the Shops at Willow Lawn and into Carytown. View the full schedule here.
Take the Spider Mall Crawl

This shuttle goes to:

The Village Shopping Center

Short Pump Mall

West Broad Village

Regal Cinemas

You can view the schedule here.

Ride the Campus Loop

The Campus Loop shuttle is a nightly continuous shuttle that runs through campus seven days a week with extended service on weekends.

Route Stops:

Tyler Haynes Commons

Gateway Road at Business School

Parking lot B6 at Moore Hall

Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness

Entrance to the Robins Center at the emergency phone

UR Drive at the entrance to lot A47/48

Gateway Apartment at the brick pathway

Entrance to the Special Programs Building and the 600 UFA

Crenshaw Way and parking lot W40 by the emergency phone

Crenshaw Way at parking lot W37

Student Activities Complex - Cottages

Keller Road at the entrance to Keller Hall

Keller Road stop sign at Westhampton Way

Gateway Road at Business School

Richmond Way at the Carole Weinstein International Center

Richmond Way at Whitehurst

Look at the full schedule here

Take the Weekend Connector
The Weekend Connector operates on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This shuttle stops at the Village Shopping Center, Willow Lawn and Carytown. At Willow Lawn you can connect to the Pulse or Bus 77 which will take you by the Virginia Fine Arts Museum and the Virginia Science Museum. View the full schedule here.

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