Local Transportation

Grinnell College Local Shuttle

The shuttle is free for all students, faculty, and staff with a Grinnell College ID.

Summer Hours

Summer shuttle hours are in effect June 5 through Aug. 9. The shuttle will run Wednesday through Friday, 4–8 p.m.

Regular shuttle hours will resume Aug. 13.

Summer Shuttle Schedule - Updated June 4, 2024
Location Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Noyce (8th Ave cutout) 4:00 4:05 4:43 5:05 5:43 6:05 6:43 7:04 7:30 7:34 8:00
Norris/BCC Parking Lot E 4:06 4:10 5:06 5:10 6:06 6:10 7:05 7:08 7:35 7:39  
Grinnell Arts Center Parking Area (Downtown) 4:13 4:15 5:13 5:15 6:13 6:15 7:10 7:12 7:41 7:43  
Quick Visit/Dollar Tree 4:18 4:20 5:18 5:20 6:18 6:20 7:15 7:17      
Walmart 4:22 4:25 5:22 5:25 6:22 6:25 7:18 7:20 7:46 7:49  
HyVee 4:27 4:29 5:27 5:29 6:27 6:29 7:21 7:23      
Dollar General 4:31 4:33 5:31 5:33 6:31 6:33          
Fareway 4:36 4:38 5:36 5:38 6:36 6:38 7:25 7:26 7:53 7:55  
McNally's 4:40 4:42 5:40 5:42 6:40 6:42 7:27 7:29 7:57 7:59  

Important Notes

  1. Hours, stops, and days of operation will be revisited as ridership and locations are monitored.
  2. Please be aware that the times listed are intended departure times and may vary depending on weather and traffic conditions.
  3. Riders missing the last shuttle of the evening will be responsible for finding their own way back to campus.


Medical Transportation

Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) offers free transportation to your local medical/mental health appointments and to local pharmacies. You may call or stop in to schedule a ride. When your appointment is done, you may call SHAW to be picked up and returned to campus.

An accessible van is available if your mobility is limited. You will need to call and pre-schedule your transportation 24 hours in advance of your in-town appointment.

Free transportation is not provided to appointments outside Grinnell. However, you may schedule a ride through Facilities Management. The cost is roughly $150 to Des Moines or Iowa City.

Prescription Pick-Up

There are three pharmacies in Grinnell: Hy-Vee, Medicap, and Walmart.

Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) can give you a ride to and from your pharmacy.

Medicap and Hy-Vee will deliver your prescriptions to SHAW upon request. The first time you pick up a prescription, you will need to visit the pharmacy to put a form of payment on file. Please note that Walmart does not deliver. It is important that you call for your refill a few days before your current prescription runs out.

  • Hy-Vee pharmacy: 641-236-4287
  • Medicap pharmacy: 641-236-3663
  • Walmart pharmacy: 641-236-6333

After Hours

If it is after hours and you need a ride to or from a medical appointment or pharmacy in town, you may call Campus Safety at 641-269-4600.


Safe Rides

The Grinnell College Escort Service (Safe Rides) will escort you anywhere within the Campus Safety patrol area or to authorized locations within the city of Grinnell. Staff members with the Department of Campus Safety will walk or drive you to and from your destination. The escorts carry two-way radios providing direct communication with the Communication Center.

Call the Grinnell College Department of Campus Safety at extension 4600 (on-campus) or at 641-269-4600 (off-campus) to request a safety escort. 

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