Photo of the Buff Bus in front of Bear Creek Apartments located on the CU Boulder campusCongratulations, 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 route will operate as follows:

  • Friday, December 14: every 7-12 minutes from 6:30 am – midnight
  • Saturday, December 15 – Tuesday, December 18: every 9-12 minutes from 6:30 am – midnight
  • Wednesday, December 19: every 7-12 minutes from 6:30 am – 2:00 pm and every 13-15 minutes from 2:00 pm - midnight
  • Williams Village buses will service East Campus on the way to main campus:
    • Friday (Dec. 14), Monday (Dec. 17), Tuesday (Dec. 18) and Wednesday (Dec. 19) from 3:45 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Saturday (Dec. 15) and Sunday (Dec. 16) from 12:45 pm – 10:15 pm
  • Williams Village/Bear Creek will be out of service beginning Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 and resume Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Buff Bus Locator Route Sign for Athens NorthAthens North route will operate Friday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 19 from 6:40 a.m. - midnight. A bus should arrive approximately every twenty minutes. Athens North will be out of service beginning Thursday, December 20, 2018 and resume Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019.

Marine Street Express route will provide service from 6:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 14) and Monday - Wednesday (Dec. 17-19).  There is no Marine Street Service on Saturday or Sunday. A bus should arrive approximately every thirty minutes. Marine Street Express will run 6:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Monday - Friday from 12/20/2018 - 1/8/2019 (except on campus holidays).

Norlin Express: Friday, December 14 through Tuesday, December 18 the Norlin Express bus will run a continuous loop from the Bear Creek Apartments/Williams Village to Colorado Avenue/18th Street stop (Norlin Library drop off/pick up location) from midnight through 2:00 a.m. A bus should arrive approximately every twenty minutes.

Finals on east campus?

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

  • Saturday (Dec. 15) and Sunday (Dec. 16) from 12:45 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
  • Friday (Dec. 14), Monday (Dec. 17), Tuesday (Dec. 18), and Wednesday (Dec.19) from 3:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Good luck Buffs!!