As we inch closer to Thanksgiving break, that means the fall semester is almost at its end.
For IUP students who live several hours away from Indiana, buses are an available transportation option to get home for winter break.
Winter break bus tickets will go on sale to IUP students Monday and will be available until Dec. 11 or until all the tickets are sold.
When the winter break buses at IUP sell out, Fullington Tours is the alternative transportation.
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Students can get tickets at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex box office and must do so in person. Tickets sell out fast, so get them while they’re hot.
When purchasing tickets, you must have your I-Card with you. There will be no phone call orders accepted for the ticket purchases.
There will be no refunds or ticket exchanges. All tickets are roundtrip, not one-way.
The buses will go to Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Allentown and Philadelphia. Ticket prices vary depending on the destination, and tickets are $90 to $95 with an I-Card.
Many students who are from Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Allentown and Philadelphia utilize this transportation option. There are also many who don’t use it, but still feel it is a good option to have for students who may not have transportation means to get them to their destination.
“I live in King of Prussia, and I’ve never personally used the break buses, but I think they are a fantastic resource for people who live on the other side of the state,” Jessica Poley (sophomore, criminology and pre-law) said. “It’s not always an option for parents to come get their student when we get off for break.
“Also, some students may not know anyone else from that side of the state who could give them a ride home. The buses provide an easy and reliable source of travel, and I’m glad the school offers them to the students.”
Students who may not use the buses to go home for breaks still believe it’s a great way to save gas money and meet new people while on the bus.
“I live in Philadelphia, and although I don’t personally use the break buses, I think it would help parents immensely with not having to waste money by driving to and from their said location,” Kadar Lee (senior, communications media) said. “Plus, another advantage is potentially meeting new people on the bus ride there.”
Students must arrive at least 30 minutes early and can bring only one suitcase and one carry on with them. The buses will depart at the scheduled time and will not wait for latecomers.
The buses will depart from the HUB parking lot near the HUB’s fitness center entrance. There are two different bus departure days and times.
The bus on Dec. 13 will depart from the HUB’s parking lot near the fitness center at 3 p.m., and the Dec. 14 bus will depart from the same location at 11 a.m students can choose from.
Buses will return to IUP on Jan. 19. The times are indicated on the individual bus information sheets.
For more information on winter break buses, go to the KCAC Box Office in person or go to the Co-op’s break bus website at coop.iup.edu/