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Congratulations, you’ve made it to the final week of the semester! The Buff Bus routes will transport you to late night study sessions at Norlin Library and get you to your finals on both main and east campus.

With the variety of bus routes during finals week, please pay attention to the marquee on the bus you are boarding to be certain its destination is main campus, Williams Village/Bear Creek, Athens North, Marine Street Express or Norlin.

The Williams Village/Bear Creek, Athens North, Marine Street Express and Norlin Express operating hours during finals week are:

Williams Village/Bear Creek

  • Friday, May 3:  every 10-15 minutes from 7:00 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5:  every 9-12 minutes from 6:30 a.m. – midnight
  • Monday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 7:  every 6-10 minutes from 6:30 a.m. – midnight            
  • Wednesday, May 8:  every 6-10 minutes from 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and every 13-16 minutes from 2:00 p.m. – midnight

Williams Village buses will service East Campus on the way to Main Campus:

  • Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5:  1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 7:  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 8:  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Williams Village/Bear Creek will be out of service beginning Thursday, May 9 and resume in the fall semester.

Norlin Express

  • Friday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 7:  every 20 minutes from midnight – 2:00 a.m.

Norlin Express is continuous loop from Bear Creek Apartments/Williams Village to Colorado Avenue/18th Street (Norlin Library drop off/pick up location). 

Athens North

  • Friday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 8: every 20 minutes from 6:40 a.m. – midnight.

Marine Street Express

  • Friday, May 3, Monday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 8:  every 30 minutes from 6:40 a.m. – 6:40 p.m.

Departures from Marine Street/ARCE at 10 and 40 after the hour between 6:40 a.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Estimated departures from UMC at 23 and 53 after the hour between 6:53 a.m. – 6:23 p.m.

Finals on East Campus?

Selected Williams Village/Bear Creek trips will service Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotech, SEEC and Space on the way to main campus from Williams Village:

  • Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5:  1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 7:  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 8:  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Good luck Buffs!!