Service learning and CBFWS opportunities may require students to travel off campus to spend time on-site at community partner locations around the city. Review our safety tips to follow our best practices when traveling to and from your site location and keep reading for a listing of transportation options.
About Service Learning Transportation
Transportation Time Credit: All students who regularly travel off-campus for service learning are entitled to a 10% transportation credit toward service learning hours. This means that 10% of a student's total required hours can be counted toward transportation. For example, if a student must do 20 hours of service learning, 2 hours can be counted toward transportation. If a student documents 18 hours of on-site service time, requirements have been met. Transportation credit is not available for sites with virtual or remote service learning.
About CBFWS Transportation
Counting Transportation Time: Time spent getting to and from your work site counts toward your CBFWS hours, up to a pre-approved allowance. View the transportation allowances chart.
Types of Student Transportation
You have many options available to get to and from your agency or employer site depending on the distance and your preferences.
Click the walking icon on your agency or employer page for maps, routes, and estimated times.
Bike or Cycloserve
Click the bike icon on the map listed on your agency or employer page to see biking routes and estimated times.
Don't have your own bike? Use Cycloserve!
Route maps, schedules, and other information are available at www.norta.com, or click the bus icon on the map listed on your agency or employer page.
Service learning and CBFWS students who use public transit to get to a community sites are eligible for free RTA passes through OCELTS.
Service Learning: If you drive your own car, you're eligible for a small prepaid fuel card to offset your gas costs. If you provide rides to other service learners, you can get up to $40 in prepaid gas cards! Learn more »
CBFWS: If you use a private vehicle to get to your CBFWS job, you are responsible for all associated costs.
Service Learning: Students may access the Loyola on-call Shuttle for transportation to and from sites.
CBFWS: Limited university shuttle service is available to Loyola students completing CBFWS at no cost.