MSU Campus

2018/2019 MSU Campus Service

CATA’s Spartan Service operates during fall and spring semesters. Dedicated campus routes serve all university apartments, residence halls, commuter lots and main campus facilities throughout the day and evening. Demand-response service provides late-night and early morning curb-to-curb transportation within the boundaries of the university for comprehensive 24/7 service.

Spartan Service:
  • Aug, 27 - Dec. 16, 2018
  • Jan. 7 - Mar. 3, 2019 (Spring Break: week of March 4)
  • Mar. 11 - May 5, 2019

Additionally, CATA provides year-round service from off-campus apartments in the East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett and Jolly/Dunckel Road areas to MSU.


Monday-Friday Service

CATA operates six fixed routes on campus starting at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday with service until 2:30 a.m. unless noted:

  • Route 30 South & East Neighborhoods
  • Route 31 Brody & East Neighborhoods
  • Route 32 Commuter Lot - Clinical Center - Auditorium (service concludes at 7 p.m.)
  • Route 33 Union - South Neighborhood (service concludes at 10:30 p.m.)
  • Route 38 Spartan Village (service concludes at 10:45 p.m.)
  • Route 39 University Village

Weekend Service

CATA operates three fixed routes on campus from 9 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays:

  • 34 Brody Neighborhood - University Village
  • 35 South Neighborhood - Spartan Village
  • 36 East Neighborhood  

Disability Service

CATA operates on-campus Spec-Tran service 7 days a week for passengers with disabilities who cannot use fixed-route. Spec-Tran MSU passengers are eligible for discounted fares through MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.

MSU-CATA Transportation Center (Shaw Parking Ramp #1)

The main boarding center and transfer point for CATA routes serving MSU is open 24-7. The facility is located across from Shaw Hall and includes bus schedules and maps, indoor seating, community policing office, a convenience store, public restrooms, vending machines and an ATM, access to MSU’s Ramp 1 parking, and CATA’s Customer Service direct phone lines.

Lot Link and Night Owl

Lot Link and Night Owl provide curb-to-curb transportation on MSU’s campus seven days a week during the academic year. Lot Link operates in the evening and on the weekends to provide connections between MSU parking lots #80, 83, 89 or 91 and another campus location. Lot Link is also available for service to/from Spartan Village Monday-Friday. Night Owl provides late night/early morning campus service when other CATA services are not running. Service is restricted to campus boundaries. Call 517-432-8888 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.

         Monday through Friday           Saturday & Sunday  

Lot Link:           7 p.m. to 2 a.m.           9 a.m. to 2 a.m.  

Night Owl:         2 a.m. to 7 a.m.          2 a.m. to 9 a.m.