College Shuttles https://www.collegeshuttles.com Weekend Shuttles for college students to visit home Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:21:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 College Checklist https://www.collegeshuttles.com/college-checklist/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:49:05 +0000 https://www.collegeshuttles.com/?page_id=9507

 

Sorry, The Summer is Ending!

Let’s Start Preparing the Things You’ll Need to Pack.

The summer is coming to a end and it’s time to start gathering items you’ll need for the semester. To get the ball rolling, we’ve created a checklist for you to start thinking about.

Room

  • Mattress pad
  • Twin XL sheet set
  • Pillowcases
  • Additional seating (beanbag chair, folding chair, etc.)
  • Floor lamp
  • Adhesive hooks and strips
  • Laundry hamper or bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Food storage containers
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Mini vacuum
  • Trash bags

Food

  • Bulk snacks (candy, granola, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Bottled water
  • Ramen
  • Peanut butter and jelly

School Supplies

  • Backpack
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Notebooks
  • Sticky notes
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Highlighters

Tech

  • Laptop
  • External hard drive
  • Flash drives
  • Tablet
  • Chargers (phone, laptop, camera, etc.)
  • Extension cords
  • Headphones
  • Router
  • Surge protectors
  • TV
  • Batteries

Bathroom

  • Air freshener
  • Shower curtain and rings (if needed)
  • Shower shoes
  • Washcloths
  • Bath towels
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies

Toiletries

  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Hairspray
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Tweezers
  • Hairbrush
  • Comb
  • Contacts, solution, and case
  • Eyeglasses and case
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper

Documents

  • Bank documents
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Driver’s license
  • Car registration and insurance information
  • AAA card
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Emergency contact list
  • Financial aid documents
  • Health/dental insurance cards
  • Lease (if you have an apartment)
  • Renters insurance (if you have an apartment)
  • Product warranties

Medical

  • Allergy medicine
  • Aloe lotion
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Vaseline
  • Bandages
  • Blister bandages
  • First aid kit
  • Eye drops
  • Multivitamins
  • Prescription medicine
  • Retainer/mouthguard
  • Rubbing alcohol
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New College Shuttles Employment Opportunities https://www.collegeshuttles.com/new-college-shuttles-employment-opportunities/ Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:32:16 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=6423 College Shuttles Is looking to hire students on the campuses we serve. This is a perfect opportunity for college students to make extra money and and get experience in their academic fields. Checkout some of the opportunities tht we have below and if you think you are interested apply today and join the College Shuttles Team.

Become A College Shuttles Photographer

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If you have a background in photography or is currently studying to be a photographer, we want you! Here is a opportunity to build your portfolio and work with a young, fun and energetic company. We are looking to hire a photographer on the campuses we work with to take really clear, professional, and high resolution shots of our on campus operations.

Details About Our Photographer Position

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  • You must have your own camera
  • Must be able to provide portfolio or past work
  • Must be available one of the following days (Nov. 25, 26th & 30th)
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Join Our Grounds Crew

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College Shuttles Grounds Crew is responsible for the experience of our customers during the boarding process of their ride. When students approach the buses you will greet them, check their student ID then make sure a the name is on the list provided. As Grounds Crew you will receive a discount on shuttles during the semester as well as a swag package including College Shuttles on Campus clothing and other items. Grounds Crew will also receive a hourly payment of $20. If you share our mission to meet the needs of college students, apply now!

Details About Our Grounds Crew Position

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  • You must have your own iPhone or iPad(with data)
  • Must be enrolled in a campus where College Shuttles operates
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Delaware State University “The Cherry On Top” https://www.collegeshuttles.com/welcome-delaware-state-university/ Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:24:00 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=6236  

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The College shuttles teams is stronger than ever, and we have just what Delaware State University(DSU) needs to add THE CHERRY on top. We are now offering DSU students the opportunity to reach major cities with our weekend shuttle service. As of October, DSU’s campus will be added to the College Shuttles route headed back to the P.G County and Baltimore area. Dorms will be a new pick up and drop off location for DSU students to board our shuttles to get home for a weekend. 

Click the buttons below to see what we’re offering the DSU community

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The College Shuttles experience starts with a easy to use reservation system. Students pick their dorm, drop off location, the date of the travel, then check out. Once you check out, you will receive a email confirmation with the full itinerary of the trip.

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Students are picked up from campus on Friday afternoons heading towards Security Square Mall in Baltimore Md and the Greenbelt Metro Station in Prince Georges County Md. Shuttles return to campus on Sunday afternoon picking up from the same locations students were dropped off on Friday. All stops are either on a campus or a known landmark like a mall or metro station where connections are possible.

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College Shuttles offers different fares for different drop off location. Our online reservation system gives you a price quote on any trip that we’re offering before you a required to checkout. Students and parents can find fares as low as $36 each way with a round trip when booked online.

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During major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Winter break and Spring break students will be able to use College Shuttles to get home for the week. Early reservations on www.collegeshuttles.com are discounted and highly encouraged due to capacity.

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Our entire fleet is registered and inspected by the Department of transportation. Our maintainence department does a awesome job keeping our vehicles in tip top condition allowing them to safely transport students to their destination. Visit our fleet page to get more details about our fleet

 

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Safety is very important to us, we understand that we are transporting sons, daughters and future leaders. We make sure our drivers are well trained, experienced and have all necessary CDL licenses.  Drivers are required to have an understanding of the routes and the importance of safe driving and getting students home carefully.

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Save on Your First Trip

Take our quick survey and receive a 15% discount on your first shuttle with us.

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Happy Labor Day 2014 https://www.collegeshuttles.com/happy-labor-day-2014/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:12:13 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=6023 Happy Labor Day!acm

We only have a few 3 day weekends in a semester & one is coming up. Weather you are going home for the last barbecue or just want to take a weekend away from campus, we have a shuttle leaving your campus on Friday and Returning Monday. We have put together special shuttles to give everyone the opportunity to get home for the awesome holiday.

Available Shuttle Dates

Departing From Campus: Friday August 29, 2014 3:30pm

Heading Back To Campus: Monday September 1, 2014 (With school closed Monday, shuttles are available Monday.)

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Contact Us

If you ever have any questions as you ride with College shuttles, feel free to visit our contact us page and let us know how we can help you.

– See you on a College Shuttle!
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Here Comes The End of The Semester https://www.collegeshuttles.com/here-comes-the-end-of-the-semester/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:46:55 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=5857 After a nice spring semester, we couldn’t be more ready to celebrate the arrival of going home for the summer, and while we all love a week of classes, when it comes to the summer, we prefer to hangout in the fresh open air.

We have shuttles during exam week

WHAT TO DO:

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  • Check out our available dates during exam week
  • Book your ride to your summer vacation
  • Store the items you don’t need to take home using Letstoreit.comStoragepromo
  • Study for your exams, your College Shuttle will be there!

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Available Dates

We have many dates you can choose from: May 1st, 2nd, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th

Luggage & Storage

You have more things and we are making more space for you.

DETAILS:

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As always, riding with College Shuttles is an awesome experience

Questions? respond to this email directly, or reach out on Facebook at@collegeshuttles

Happy Spring!
College Shuttles Team

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Spring Is Finally Here https://www.collegeshuttles.com/easter-weekend-2014/ https://www.collegeshuttles.com/easter-weekend-2014/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:10:09 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=5705

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As I’m sure you all would agree, this years winter has been one of the toughest and most extended winters that we’ve had in a while. Don’t worry, it’s coming to an end and April has the warm weather approaching fast. In the month of April, our data shows that students are more excited to get back home for a number of reasons. Here are a few.

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  • Some students like to go home to grab some of there summer clothes and return some winter clothes.
  •  Many students like to go home to have Easter dinner with their loved ones.
  • Others like to get home for a quick break before finals time come around.

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What ever the case may be, College Shuttles have you covered.

The Next Big Holiday

The next big holiday that students like to get home for is Easter. We are making minor alteration to our operating schedule to make sure that each student has the opportunity to spend ample time with their love ones.

Easter Weekend

Friday April 18th – Sunday April 20th

We Need Your Help!

We understand that some students like to stay home and have Easter dinner with their families so we are attempting to plan ahead for these accommodations. Please take this 3 question survey to let us know when would you like to return back to campus after Easter dinner.

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3 Things To Know About Spring Break Shuttles https://www.collegeshuttles.com/3-things-to-know-about-spring-break-shuttles/ Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:19:38 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=5589 1. Luggage Policy

We have made extra luggage space available for our rides. Students are allowed up to two duffel bags & one laptop bag.

2. Check-in Process

Be sure to bring your school Id with you to expedict the check-in process. Also, if you can be at your pick-up location 15 minutes early, we are sure that this will make the check in process faster.

3. Buses

In addition to the College Shuttles vehicles, we will also have motor coach buses that will not be labeled with the College Shuttles logo. Please be aware of this and be at your pick up location to ensure that we get you checked in the correct bus.

Available Dates

Here are all the dates that we have available for students to depart from campus for spring break.

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March 13th – March 23rd

Garrett College

March 13th & 14th – March 23rd

Frostburg State University
Allegany College UMD

March 14th – March 23rd

Eastern Shore
Salisbury University
Virginia State University

Package Deal Customers

If you have a package deal, you are still required to book a seat on our online reservation system with the coupon code that was provided to you during your purchase

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about any shuttles that you have or are looking to book, please email us at support@collegeshuttles.com

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Starting The Semester The Right Way https://www.collegeshuttles.com/starting-the-semester-the-right-way/ Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:59:16 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=5340 Can you smell it in the air, the smell of those scrambled eggs that’s poured from plastic bags, the smell of the plastic mattress in your dorm room, or the smell of the fresh fertilizer that will probably be gone in the first month of the semester. Yep, it’s that time again, it the time to wrap up your winter break and head back to campus to get the spring semester underway. If you’re dreading going back, don’t worry, spring break will be here before you know and we’ll be here to get you home just as any other weekend. But until then, I wan to share with you some tips that will have you starting you semester stronger than the last.

  1. Time Management. This is probably the most crucial and vital trait to have as a college student. If you can find the most efficient and effective way to spend your time on campus, your success will be inevitable. Time management is nothing more than finding a way to stay productive. By the way, who said necessary rest isn’t being productive. Adequate rest is actually one of the key ingredients in the receipt of success. If you need more help with time management, listen to the experts(Learn 8 tips for managing your time in college.)
  2. Extracurricular Activities. Finding something to do with your time other than going to class and the library can be conducive to a great semester. Other activities gives you the opportunity to become more social and meet new people, relieve any stress, and simply just clear your mind. The activity can be anything, from a volunteer service on campus, an intramural softball team, or just hitting the gym three times a week. You basically want to find a balance between your academics and your personal life.
  3. Finances. The easiest way to ruin a good semester is, having your finances out of order. No one wants that call from the business office on campus saying “please report to the business office immediately”. You would also really hate to miss out on a group of friends going to hang out at the student union because you don’t have any money to pitch in for pizza. These minor issues can create major stress that will not be healthy to your academic life. It may be a good idea to find yourself a little minimum wage part time gig somewhere on campus just to make the ends meet or have a little cash in your pocket when you need it.
  4. Course Load. A reasonable course load is normally around 5 classes with about 15 – 17 credit ours. Students get themselves into trouble when they decide to take about 20 or more credit hours. This normally adds up t be about 7 or more classes in a semester. Not saying some students can’t handle this load, but more can not than can. Although your intentions were good when you thought this would cut down the time that it takes you to graduate or you will have more free time next semester, but in actuality, this becomes detrimental to your initial thoughts. Just imagine having 6-7 term papers to write instead of 3-4, having 5 labs instead of 2, and just to hit home, imagine having 20 chapters to read every night instead of 9-10. When students make this mistake it normally causes them to drop one letter grade in each class because it just to much and we already have time managing issues. BE SMART

I hope this brief information helps everyone that’s getting ready to start a new semester in school. If you have issues that I have not listed here, do some additional research or leave a comment of your issue and I will be sure to get back with you with that information you need or point you in the direction to get it. If you have some pointers of your own, don’t hesitate to share it with your peers in the comment box below.

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Tips to a successful, safe, and stress-free break https://www.collegeshuttles.com/tips-to-a-successful-safe-and-stress-free-break/ Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:34:21 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=5326 How do you make the winter break a great break?

Most college students would say, the best way to make your winter break great is to treat it as if you were still on campus. At least I did. There is some truth to that and a little fabrication also. Here are some tips that I found useful when I was leaving campus to go home for the break. Enjoy.

Before you leave campus

Just before you shut the car door to hit the road, here are some things that you should consider. First, unplug printers, scanners, fax machines and other equipment. Also unplug appliances, such as microwaves, coffee makers, radios and televisions. Office equipment and many appliances commonly draw electricity even when turned off. It may be wise not to advertise your items to thieves, so close the blinds and lock the window. I know how it can get tight in the car or on the shuttle that you’re using to get home, but try to take valuables with you. You can also contact your transportation source, because as we do, they may offer additional space for luggage since you will be home for an extended break. Lastly, ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your place, and leave a key with them in case of an emergency.

Cant Make It Home For The Holiday. There’s Still Hope

If there’s no way possible that you can make it home for the winter holiday break, there still hope to enjoy the break. Most universities have holiday accommodations for students who will spend their holiday on campus. If yours don’t, this is a great time to get out and make new friends with some of the other students that didn’t make it home. With this being the time of giving, you can always find a community service program to get involved with and give back to your community. It won’t be the same as giving a gift to mom or dad, but  theres someone out there that will appreciate a gift or your service just as much as mom would. You can also organize  a fun game night with some of the the other students that you’ve connected with. Its common for the movie theatre to be open on christmas, so it may be a good idea for all of you guys to catch a good movie before or after christmas dinner. One other cool and inexpensive idea can be a cool gift exchange between your friends. My family used to do this when we were younger. Everyone would put their names in a hat and what ever name you chose, you gave that person a gift. One last option is grabbing yourself a small gig. Giving yourself the opportunity to make a couple bucks while everyone else is home spending money is always a good idea.

Now that You’re Home, What to do Now.

Now that you’ve made it home safe, how do you enjoy the break? Most students have become accustomed to the living on their own and being away from home, so it may be a minor culture shock once you get back home.

First thing you should do is catch up with some old friends in the neighborhood and from high school. Just as you did, they have made a couple new friends and have some new wild and crazy experiences. Meet up at the old hang out spot and share with them all the new stories with each other. Now that you’ve been away from home for a while, it may sound like a foreign language when mom tells you to be back in the house by midnight. But just take it with a grain of salt, you still need a place to live during breaks and just after you graduate. Also, it’s called a break for a reason, catch up on some much needed rest. I think the worst thing you can do is pull all nighters at the local library as if it was exam week back on campus. Im not saying, if need be, catch up on some school work, but definitely take advantage of your time off. Last but not least, if possible, its always a good idea to go back to your old supervisor at the local deli to see if he can put you on the schedule for a few hours. It never hurts to return back to campus with your pockets a little fatter than they were when you left.

Enjoy your break, and be sure to leave a comment if you have any ideas for your peers on what they can do to take advantage of the long break.

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You Did It, Thats Right, You Did It! https://www.collegeshuttles.com/you-did-it-thats-right-you-did-it/ https://www.collegeshuttles.com/you-did-it-thats-right-you-did-it/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:48:28 +0000 http://www.collegeshuttles.com/?p=5316 It’s the time that all college students and parents dream of, it’s graduation time. From the time you walked across the stage exiting high school to the time you checked into your freshman dorm, you dreamed of this moment.  No matter how hard it got, even when you said “maybe this aint for me” or “I dont need this piece of paper to be successfull in life” you stuck in there and got it done. Give yourself a huge hug or a big pat on the back because many students did go through with that thought and quit, but you didn’t, and that deserves recognition. So when the president of your school calls your name, and you walk across that stage, you celebrate. Whether its you shaking his hand, screaming your frat or soro call, or doing that stupid dance that you learned your sophmore year, you be proud and do it the best way you know how.

Now that all the celebration is over, it’s time to prepare for the real world. This transition can be more difficult than it seems because you have been living the same repetitive life for the last 4 – 5 years. More graduates actaully find it harder to move back home after graduation than moving away from home after high school graduation. Some students are actaully so scared to move back home until they use this fear as the deciding factor of continuing to grad school. Don’t worry, we have your back. Here are five of the twelve things that helped me that The Cosmopolitan Magazine shared that new grads should do when they graduate to make that transition alittle easier.

  1. Embrace it. There is actually nothing worse than a 22-year-old who says “the good ole days” when referring to her past (unless you are Miley Cyrus). It’s a mindset thing. Accept the fact that college is over. Real life is way more fun when you are living it instead of pining away for your college days.
  2. Sleep. Whenever, wherever. Be one of those people who can nap on the bus/with one eye open/mid-sexing. You need to sleep, even if your boss is actually literally Miranda Priestly.
  3.  Food. Buy food that is not cheese and Twizzler pull ‘n’ peels. Keep it near you at all times. If you really find that you can’t even do that, Google the best Italian/deli/sushi delivery places in a five-mile radius and put them in your phone on speed dial.
  4. Planning. Plan ahead for super fun things! While big group reunions in fun destinations like New Orleans and Los Angeles sound great, set your sights on vacations and get-togethers you can afford (and have the time off for). Plan realistic weekend trips like homecoming, college basketball games, or straight up wine nights where you can get beyond white-girl wasted with the people who love you a lot.
  5. Do new things. Like, join a cornhole team. Or a kickball team, which is a thing people do now to meet each other and feel a little fratty while they’re at it.

Now that you’ve graduated school, learned alittle about what to do after graduation, you’re ready to enter the real world.

Please comment to share some of your unique college experiences or what you plan to do during your graduation. If you have already graduated, please share with our audience what made your transition that much easier.

 

 

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