For Faculty Teaching a CBL Course

Modes of Transport

Free CBSL Shuttle - Local Travel

Gustavus Center for Community-Based Service & Learning operates a free shuttle service for students who are serving the St. Peter community as part of a Community-Based Learning class, service-learning program, off-campus Gustavus student employment, or other volunteering experience. To reserve a ride, visit the Shuttle Service sign-up page. The shuttle picks up students in Lund Circle and operates Monday through Friday from early a.m. to early evening.

Gustavus Cars and Vans

The Gustavus motorpool web page is a good place to start when you want to make a reservation for a vehicle or learn about driver certification. The College has a variety of vehicle sizes available for you to choose from for transporting students. Depending on the size of vehicle, there will be different requirements for driver certification. 

On the Gustavus motorpool web page you can learn about how to make a reservation, where to pick up and drop off keys, driving rules, trip event planning, and more.

The Motor Pool is operated through Telecommunications at the Switchboard Office in the lower level of Olin Hall (Olin 026).

Reserving a Bus

If you have more than 15 students and are going out of St. Peter, consider reserving a school bus. The local Saints Bus Service provides a bus and driver on contract. Please reserve 2 weeks in advance. Ask for assistance from CBSL staff to make a reservation or call Saints Bus Service at (507) 934-4690.

Minnesota River Valley Transit - St. Peter, Le Sueuer, Mankato

The Minesota River Valley Transit offers rides for a fee. The Transit Route Bus stops at Gustavus Three Flags and takes students to a variety of places including Family Fresh Market, Regional Treatment Center, Community Center, Ecumen, Rivers Edge Hospital, and more. The hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The bus does not run on major holidays. Check the Transit Route Bus website for the schedule and hours of operation. The Le Sueur to Saint Peter to Mankato Route stops at one location in Le Sueuer, Family Fresh Market in Saint Peter, and three stops in Mankato. The bus runs on Mondays, Thursdays, and the second Saturday of the month.

Travel Resources and Policies

Funding the Trip

If funds are needed to transport students as part of a Community-Based Learning class, consider applying for a CBL Mini-Grant to cover these expenses. The course must qualify as a CBL class according to the Criteria for a CBL Course.

Protocol for On-Campus Academic Activities Going Off-campus

Before taking students off-campus, please review the protocols and complete the travel planning form on the Provost Office web page for Student Travel.