Break Shuttle Service
Earlham College offers shuttle service to the Dayton International Airport as students are leaving and returning from Fall Break, Winter Break and Spring Break. The shuttle runs on specific days leading up to and just following these breaks. Students are asked to register for a space on the shuttle. Shuttle service fees are charged to the student’s account and cover the expenses of the service.
Students must make a reservation in advance to ride the shuttle. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis; students should register early to ensure space is available at their preferred shuttle time. Registrations must be submitted online. The Spring Break form is currently available (below). The Fall Break form will be available Fall 2016.
- Fall Break Shuttle Request Form (available soon) - deadline to register is Sunday, November 13
- Winter Break Shuttle Request Form (available soon) - deadline to register is Sunday, December 11
- Spring Break Shuttle Request Form (available soon) - deadline to register is Sunday, March 12
Fall Break 2016
- Friday, November 18: shuttle times forthcoming
- Saturday, November 19: shuttle times forthcoming
- Saturday, November 26: shuttle times forthcoming
- Sunday, November 27: shuttle times forthcoming
Winter Break 2016-17
- Thursday, December 15: shuttle times forthcoming
- Friday, December 16: shuttle times forthcoming
- Sunday, January 8: shuttle times forthcoming
- Monday, January 9: shuttle times forthcoming
Spring Break 2017
- Friday, March 17: shuttle times forthcoming
- Saturday, March 18: shuttle times forthcoming
- Saturday, March 25: shuttle times forthcoming
- Sunday, March 26: shuttle times forthcoming
Service cost is $35 each way ($70 round trip) and the charge will be applied to student accounts. Late reservation requests that are granted will be charged an additional $15. Students can change, modify, or cancel their registration up to 72 hours prior to their shuttle trip. After that time, changes cannot be processed and students will be financially responsible for service charges. If someone needs to change their reservation, they should make a new reservation online. The old one will be overridden. If someone needs to cancel their reservation, they should email Residence Life (email@example.com).
Timing and Scheduling
Shuttle transportation during breaks is provided by a contracted, licensed and insured professional transportation company. Please select a shuttle time that is, at minimum, 3 hours in advance of your scheduled flight departure in order to allow flexibility in the event of rescheduling or adverse weather. Travel time between the College and Dayton International Airport is approximately 1 hour. In general, check-in times range from approximately 1 hour to the recommended 2 hours in order to complete security checks.
All dates and departure times are set by the company. Shuttle trips must have a minimum of 4 riders or will be subject to cancellation; if cancelled, students will be rescheduled to an earlier departure time in order to accommodate their flights. Students impacted by a shuttle reschedule will be contacted in advance and notified of the cancellation and reschedule. The first outbound shuttle of the day will not be canceled unless there are no riders pre-registered. Likewise, the final shuttle of a given day will not be cancelled unless there are no pre-registered riders. Remember, students must be pre-registered to use the service. Students not pre-registered will be charged an additional $15.
Departure Location for Shuttle
All outbound shuttles to Dayton depart from the north end of the Carpenter Hall parking lot.Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your shuttle departure time in order to allow for loading and timely departure. Shuttle Drivers depart on time in order to get riders to the airport on time. They cannot wait for late arrivals without putting other riders at risk of missing flights.
Returning Location for Shuttle
Shuttle riders returning to Earlham from Dayton meet at the "Charter Vans" station located inside the airport at the baggage claim area, near Carousel #1. Charter Van personnel will instruct riders on the loading location at that time. Remember, you must check in at the "Charter Vans" location so that the drivers are aware that you've arrived and are pre-registered to use the van. Students not pre-registered will be charged an additional $15.