Van-GO!

USE THIS LINK TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION Catch the Van-GO! Outside Buntrock Commons.

The driver will take St. Olaf students to: community service sites, off-campus student-work assignments, student teaching, classes at Carleton, and medical/dental/therapy appointments in town.   Monday—Friday, 7am – 6pm

3 NEW exciting Van-GO! Options:

1) Going to the schools?

Transportation to and from Greenvale, Bridgewater, Middle School, High School and Sibley will be on a schedule, with a higher capacity vehicle, between 9am and 4pm, MondayFriday. Leaving Buntrock on the hour and half hour,  returning to campus per the following schedule:

Schedule to/from:

  • Greenvale – :04 & :34 past the hour from 9am until the 3 O’Clock Hour (3:34pm)
  • Bridgewater – :12 & :42 past the hour from 9am until the 3 O’Clock Hour (3:42pm)
  • Middle School – :14 & :44 past the hour from 9am until the 3 O’Clock Hour (3:44pm)
  • High School – :17 & :47 past the hour from 9am until the 3 O’Clock Hour (3:47pm)
  • Sibley – :19 and :49 past the hour from 9am until the 3 O’Clock Hour (3:49pm)

Transportation to/from one of the schools between 7am & 9am and 4pm & 6pm:  share a ride with others using the updated Van-GO! reservation site. (See details below, under #2)

2) Have a recurring trip elsewhere in Northfield? (weekly job, appointment, meeting, etc.)

Set the ride up via the Van-Go! reservation site as soon as possible!

  • Make online reservations before 9pm, a minimum of a DAY PRIOR to when you need a ride.
  • Van-GO! needs to have all rides requested in a day in advance in order to make schedules for the next day.
  • Students will receive an email confirmation for each email requested trip received prior to 9pm of the night before.
  • vangoThis updated site will include a daily existing timetable of scheduled trips to and from Buntrock, that you can request to be added to.
  • Or, if there is nothing ‘around’ your time, indicate so and you can initiate a new trip.
  • PLEASE SINCERELY ATTEMPT TO MERGE WITH OTHER STUDENTS, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, IN THE INTEREST OF CONSERVING RESOURCES THROUGH CONSOLIDATION.

3) Just need to go somewhere once? (not to the schools)

  • Make online reservations before 9pm, a minimum of a DAY PRIOR to when you need a ride. Van-GO! needs to have all rides requested in a day in advance in order to make schedules for the next day.
  • Students will receive an email confirmation for each email requested trip received prior to 9pm of the night before.

All last minute urgent needs (medical etc.) are understandable and will be treated with due respect.

  • www.van-go.info or by email at olevango@gmail.com
  • Call: 507-291-6168 for emergency situations only
  • Students must use email stolaf.edu address for an online appointment.
  • Check with the driver and show an Ole Card when the vehicle is present.
  • Track the location of the vehicle via their webpage. Visible GPS tracking during scheduled hours.
  • Make arrangements for a pick-up with the driver before you exit the vehicle.
  • The driver will NOT take riders to dine or shop.  Take The LOCAL EXPRESS for that.

(Complimentary Northfield Transit tokens are available for students use during daytime business hours, at the Buntrock Information Desk.)

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Starting date:                        Monday, February 8, 2016

No service:                            Monday through Monday, March 21 – March 28, 2016    (Spring/Easter Break)

Ending date:                          Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (noon)

Coordinated through the Office of Student Activities, 507-786-3999.   Please make suggestions and offer feedback.

FALL SEMESTER

Starting date:                        Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ending date:                          Tuesday, December 22, 2015 (noon)

No service:                            Wed – Friday, November 25-27, 2015 (Thanksgiving Break)

Last day for semester:       Tuesday, December 21, 2015 (noon)

INTERIM TERM

Starting date:                        Monday, January 4, 2016

Ending date:                          Friday, January 29, 2016

INTERIM BREAK – No Service