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MSU Night Owl

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"We'll Come to You" services Curb-to-curb transportation on MSU's campus

The Night Owl provides late night/early morning campus service at times when other CATA bus services are not running. Passengers may travel between any two locations on MSU campus. Rides are restricted to campus only.

Route Details

Call 517.432.8888 (2.8888 from any campus phone) when you are ready for a ride. A small bus will arrive within 20 minutes of your call to take you to your campus destination. No advance reservations will be accepted.

Paratransit No-Show Rules

Hours of Service

Monday thru Friday: 2 AM until 7 AM

Saturday & Sunday: 2 AM until 9 AM


The student fare is 60 cents with a valid student ID. The regular fare is $1.25. Student Semester passes, 31-Day passes and 10-Ride cards may also be used to pay for the ride.

Spartan Service Dates

All service provided on this route is Spartan Service. Spartan Service operates only during MSU fall and spring semesters. These dates are:

Monday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023

Monday, Jan. 8 – Sunday, April 28, 2024

(No service during the week of spring break)

Holiday Service

CATA does not operate on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day.