Five College Afterschool Bus to Holyoke
Fall 2018 bus service begins Monday, September 17.
This express bus to Holyoke for students involved in community engagement from the Five Colleges runs Monday-Thursday afternoons. It is a cooperative effort of the Community-Based Learning programs at each of the five campuses.
The bus runs the third week of classes through the last full week of classes each semester.
The bus route begins at UMass Amherst (Haigis Mall) and stops at Hampshire College (Flag Stop by Admissions Bldg.) and Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley Common) before continuing on to stops at various afterschool programs in Holyoke.
Note: On the return to campus route, the bus only picks up at sites where students were dropped off that day. Students must ride the bus to Holyoke in order to be assured of pick up for the return trip to campus.
>>>Look for a solid white or white with maroon stripe UMass bus, not a PVTA bus.
The bus will not run when the Holyoke Public Schools are not in session (see calendar) or on Holyoke Public School early release dates.
The bus will also not run if Holyoke Public Schools or UMass Amherst is closed due to weather or emergency.
Schedule and route details:
Departures from Campuses to Holyoke:
2:25 PM (sharp!) depart Haigis Mall (UMass)
2:40 PM depart Office of Advancement on Route 116 (Hampshire)
3:00 PM depart S. Hadley Common near Mount Holyoke College
Drop-off @ Sites:
3:15 PM Drop-off @ Edward Nelson White School
3:25 PM Drop-off @ Homework House #1 (N Summer)
3:31 PM Drop-off @ Morgan Elementary School
3:38 PM Drop-off @ Homework House #2 (Chestnut)
3:44 PM Drop-off @ Homework House #3 (Appleton)
Pick-up @ Sites:
5:30 PM Pickup @ E N White School
5:35 PM Pickup @ Homework House #3 (Appleton)
5:39 PM Pickup @ Homework House #2 (Chestnut)
5:44 PM Pickup @ Morgan Elementary School
5:48 PM Pickup @ Homework House #1 (N Summer)
Arrivals at Campuses (estimates):
6:00 PM arrive S. Hadley Common near MHC
6:15 PM arrive Hampshire College Office of Advancement
6:35 PM arrive Haigis Mall (UMass)
Additional bus transportation to Holyoke:
Find PVTA R29 route and schedule information at www.pvta.com/schedules/R29.pdf