Five College Consortium

Five College Community-Based Learning (CBL)


In a cooperative effort of the Community-Based Learning programs at each of the five ccampuses, shuttle service is offered to several Holyoke community-partner sites, Monday through Thursday for 10 weeks each semester.  The route begins at UMass Amherst and stops at Hampshire College and Mount Holyoke College. Find information about shuttle stops and schedules at:

In addition, the PVTA offers the R29 bus, which runs from UMass Amherst, down Route 116, to the Picknelly Transportation Center in downtown Holyoke.
Find R29 route and schedule information at

The Holyoke Shuttle schedule is posted on the UMass CESL website (including the dates it will not run).

You can check for cancellations due to weather at the UMass CESL Facebook page