Zipcar

Brandes offers a car-sharing service through Zipcar. The cars are located at the Stoneman Public Safety/Campus Police Building Parking Lot. University faculty, staff and students aged 18+  interested in using the cars, can apply for and purchase a membership at www.zipcar.com/brandeis.

Please direct any customer service questions to 1-866-4ZIPCAR or review the Web site.

Transportation and Escort Service

Under the direction of the director of Public Safety, the Office of Transportation employs two part-time drivers, more than 40 student employees and contract bus services to provide safe and efficient transportation for all members of the community who need to travel from one point to another on campus or who need to commute to downtown Waltham, Cambridge or Boston. Utilizing three vans, the campus service operates from 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., the Waltham service operates from 4 p.m. to 2:30 am, seven days a week throughout the academic year. Headquartered at the main entrance to Brandeis University, the vans maintain regular routes around the campus as well as in the city of Waltham. All employees have attended the National Safety Council Safe Driver's course and are equipped with two-way radio communication with the Department of Public Safety.

Campus Van and Shuttle Service

Daytime Van
Operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year, though on a limited basis during Thanksgiving, February, Spring/Passover breaks and semester recess. The shuttle service travels a scheduled route throughout the campus. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information contact the police dispatcher at 781-736-5000 or your student planner.

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Daytime Crystal Shuttle
Operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year, on school days only (including study days and finals period). The shuttle follows a 15 minute route making pick ups along the loop road, Charles River Apartment complex and Charles River parking lot. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information contact the police dispatcher at 781-736-5000 or your student planner.

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Evening and Late Night Van
Operates from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., seven days a week throughout the academic year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, February, Spring/Passover breaks and semester recess. The van leaves Rabb every 15 minutes, traveling throughout the main campus, Foster Apartments and the Charles River Apartment complex making scheduled stops. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information contact the Escort Safety Service dispatcher at 781-736-4999 or your student planner.

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Waltham Van and Shuttle Service

Daytime Crystal Shuttle
Operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year, on school days only (including study days and finals period). The shuttle follows a 40 minute route starting from the rear of Spingold then making scheduled pick ups in the city of Waltham before dropping off at the Shapiro Campus Center. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information contact the police dispatcher at 781-736-5000 or your student planner.

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Evening and Late Night Van
Operates from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., seven days a week throughout the academic year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, February, Spring/Passover breaks and semester recess. The van leaves from Rabb every half hour, traveling from the main campus to various scheduled stops throughout the city of Waltham. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information contact the Escort Safety Service dispatcher at 781-736-4999 or your student planner.

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Cambridge/Boston Shuttle Service

Operating from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays throughout the academic year. This bus service travels from the Usdan Student Center to Harvard Square in Cambridge to MIT with a final stop at Beacon and Massachusetts Avenue outside Kenmore Square in Boston. Schedules are available at the beginning of each academic year. For more information contact the Escort Safety Service dispatcher at 781-736-4999 or your student planner.

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Severe weather conditions may result in the Escort Safety Service being unavailable due to safety concerns. Anyone requiring an escort when the service is unavailable or after 2:30 a.m. should contact the university police at 781- 736-5000.