Forget the car. Bike, walk or take the bus. Conventional transportation systems are major contributors to local pollution and global climate change. Our university has created a comprehensive Green Campus Transportation Plan to reduce automobile trips to campus by 20 percent.
Resources That UWO Offers
- City of Oshkosh Bus Service
- Titan Transit
- UWO Zimride Rideshare Community
- Ride your Bike, Moped, or Motorcycle
Why to NOT Drive/Bring a Car
There are resources on campus that you can use to minimize your carbon footprint. Not only can you produce less carbon dioxide you can save money if you use these resources.
How? Using a car pool system or public bus system cuts down on various costs. Using a bike cuts even more emissions and money!
Why? Owning a car is very expensive. For example, here are some costs that are affiliated with owning a car and bringing it to campus are, obtaining: car insurance, driving license, car maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations, ect.), repairs, parking pass, taxes, loans, fees, and fuel costs.
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center maintains a bike repair shop and hires students to assist with repairs. Stop by the SRWC if your bike is in need of repairs, upgrades and more.
University of Oshkosh Bus Service
Free Oshkosh city bus rides are available to all UW Oshkosh faculty, staff and students by presenting your TitanCard upon boarding . The service is provided Monday through Saturday 6:15 a.m.–6:15 p.m. or later (depending on the route). Please check the GO Transit route schedule. You can obtain Oshkosh Transit System route maps at Parking Services or at the Reeve Memorial Union information office.
We have many bus stops on or near campus, which include the following:
|Algoma Boulevard||in front of Albee Hall|
|Algoma Boulevard||at Woodland Avenue|
|High Avenue||between Sage Hall & Kolf Sports Center|
|High Avenue||between Kolf and the Parking Ramp|
|High Avenue||at Osceola Street|
To download a map or for more information, visit Go Transit.
Titan Transit provides extended-hours service, during the academic year, after city bus lines stop running for the night. This service is free for UW Oshkosh students, faculty and staff with a TitanCard.
Evening Route run 6-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday
This route runs from campus to the west side of town, along the frontage roads and back.
People not affiliated with the University can ride the above routes for a $1 fare.
Late Night Route runs 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday
This route runs through campus and north side off-campus housing, to downtown and back.
Titan Transit Late Night Route is free to all riders.
To download a map or for more information, please visit Titan Transit.
UW Oshkosh Zimride Rideshare Community
UW Oshkosh’s Zimride Community, our social network for ridesharing, is a new, fun and easy way to coordinate your daily commute with friends and colleagues. Whether you want to be a driver or a passenger, UW Oshkosh’s private carpool network helps you match up with UW Oshkosh students, staff and faculty to split costs.
Membership is free and easy. All UW Oshkosh students, staff and faculty are eligible to sign up for our private Zimride Rideshare Community at http://zimride.uwosh.edu.
You save money, protect the environment and have more fun when you ride.
Ride your Bike, Moped, or Motorcycle
You can park your motorcycle or moped on campus with a valid Motorcycle/Moped permit displayed. Motorcycles/mopeds must be parked only in designated areas, not in regular car stalls. With a valid permit, motorcycle parking areas are available in lots 6a, 7, 11, 13, 18, 23, 25, South Gruenhagen area and the High Avenue parking ramp. These spaces are not available between Nov. 15 and April 15.
Mopeds may be parked in approved bicycle racks for security purposes, but they still must properly display valid motorcycle parking permits. Mopeds may not be driven on sidewalks; walk mopeds to a bicycle rack. Driving on a sidewalk is in violation of Wisconsin State Statute 346.94, and such a violation would result in a fine and points against your driver’s license.
Please see the parking map for lot locations.
A long history of accommodating commuters:
- In 2003, UW Oshkosh contracted with the Oshkosh Transit System to allow students, faculty, and staff to ride the city bus system for free with a campus ID.
- In 2006, the university began to convert the campus fleet to E-85 compliant vehicles; therefore, phasing out gasoline-only vehicles.
- In 2006, the facilities department switched to a 10 percent biodiesel fuel mix for all vehicles and equipment that operate on diesel.
- UWO community logs 101,000 rides on Oshkosh City buses in 2012. Read more...
To view locations where bike racks have been installed around campus, view the campus map.
Learn more about sustainable transportation at UWO in the Campus Sustainability Plan.