Curb your car! Just bike or walk.
Curb your car! Just bike or walk.
The Furman campus is a convenient place to walk and bike. Furman provides a variety of alternative transportation options to get around on and off campus such as bike rental programs, the Greenlink public bus, shuttle services including the Paladin Trolley, SafeRide, and a student shuttle, and a very walkable campus. The Swamp Rabbit Trail serves as a great connector for the university community to have safe and easy access to the nearby cities of Travelers Rest and downtown Greenville. If students are not able to bring a bicycle to campus, they can rent a bicycle from Paladins on Bikes (FUPOB) for the semester through the Shi Institute or borrow a bicycle on an hourly basis from the Physical Activity Center (PAC).
Greenlink Bus System
The Greenlink bus stop sign and bench are located by the main entrance gates. The routes connect to popular locations such as Cherrydale Shopping Center, downtown Greenville, and Haywood Mall. Furman pick up times are: Monday-Friday from 5:50am-6:50pm and Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm. The Greenlink bus also provides bike racks to accommodate bicyclists.
Route 503: Poinsett Hwy
Shuttle Pick Up Times at Furman Bus Stop # 4
Monday-Friday: Every hour starting at 5:54 a.m. to 6:54 p.m.
Saturday: 8:54 a.m. to 5:54 p.m.
Paladin Trolley (Friday and Saturday Nights)
Campus Pick Up Hours at North Village: 6:15 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:15 PM, 9:15 PM, 10:15 PM, 11:15 PM, 12:15 AM
Pick Up/Drop off Locations on Campus: North Village J and the Vinings Club House
Pick Up/Drop Off Locations Downtown: The intersection of North Main Street and Coffee Street, with final pick ups at 1:30 AM.
The trolley will also venture to Walmart in Travelers Rest Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 PM, with pick up at Judson Circle every 30 minutes.
*Reminder: Must have Furman ID to board*
The Furman University Police Department operates the SafeRide shuttle for on-campus transportation to help students get to various locations around campus.
Morning: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on a fixed route
Afternoon: Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on a fixed route
Pick-up and Drop-off Locations: Daniel Chapel, Dining Hall, Library, Physical Activities Center (PAC), McAlister Auditorium, and North Village J,
Evening: 7 days a week 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Request the evening SafeRide by calling 864-772-0007
If the SafeRide Shuttle is unavailable, students may always request a Police escort on campus by calling: 864-294-2111.
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Furman Paladins on Bikes (FUPOB) – Paladins on Bikes is a student run program monitored by the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities. For only $35 a semester or $60 for the year, you can receive a bike, a helmet, and a lock. FUPOB is first come, first served!
Swamp Rabbit Trail – The Swamp Rabbit trail is a 18.7 mile trail that goes all the way from Greenville to Travelers Rest. It also passes through Furman’s campus, making it easy for students to access this trail. The trail has several access points on the far side of Furman’s lake across from Blackwell Hall and the Dining Hall. Furman is located at mile marker 27. Map of the Trail.
Public Transit – There are two types of public transit offered on Furman’s Campus. The Greenlink Bus System which services downtown has a stop located just outside the front gate. The Campus Shuttle provides rides across campus.
The Physical Activity Center (PAC) – The PAC offers free daily bike rentals to all students. You will need to bring your student ID and sign a consent form, and then you are ready to roll!
Bike Repair – If your bike needs a quick repair, there are 3 outdoor repair stations on campus at these locations: outside the library, the entrance of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and the entrance to North Village.