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2023/2024 MSU Campus Service

CATA’s Spartan Service operates seven days a week during fall and spring semesters. Nine dedicated free-fare campus routes serve university apartments, residence halls, commuter lots and main campus facilities throughout the day and evening, with over 100 bus stops for convenient access. 

Lot Link and Night Owl, demand-response services, operate late at night and early in the morning when campus routes are not in service. A discounted student fare of 60 cents, a regular fare of $1.25 or a bus pass is required to ride these services. To request a ride, call 517-432-8888. A bus will be at your location within 20 minutes of your call. Rides are restricted to campus. Lot Link transports passengers between Lots 80, 83, Commuter Lot 89 or 91 and any MSU campus location. Lot Link also serves Spartan Village Monday-Friday.

Spartan Service:

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

2024 Spring Break:

  • Feb. 26 – March 3, 2024
  • Routes 30, 31, 33-36, 38 and 39 do not operate during the break.

Additionally, CATA provides year-round service from off-campus apartments in the East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett and Jolly/Dunckel Road areas to MSU. For questions, please call 517-394-1100.

Farm Lane Detour 2024 Spring Semester:

Campus Route Detours:

Routes 31, 32, 33, 34 and 39 will be on detour throughout the 2024 spring semester due to bridge work north of West Shaw Lane on Farm Lane.

Route 31 and 34 buses will use Bogue Street to Grand River, to Farm Lane to Auditorium Road and onto Physics while on detour.

Route 32 will not travel north of Shaw Lane during the construction project. Board at Ramp 1.

Route 33 buses headed to the Union will use Bogue Street (temporary bus stop across for Snyder Phillips Hall) to Grand River to Farm Lane to West Circle while on detour.

Route 39 will use Shaw Lane rather than Kalamazoo between Harrison Road and Chestnut. The four bus stops on Kalamazoo will not be served by this route.

The detour will extend into the summer impacting Route 32 summer service. Refer to the individual routes for details prior to the start of the spring semester.

Off-campus Detours:

Routes 18, 20, 22, 24, 25 and 26 will also be on detour throughout the spring semester and continue into the summer.

Route 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 buses traveling away from campus will travel Bogue Street to Grand River Avenue.

Route 24 buses headed off campus will circle back onto Farm Lane to temporary stop at Circle Drive and continue to Psychology and back to Farm and Grand River. Route 24 buses headed onto campus will continue to travel on Farm Lane to Auditorium then use Bogue Street and Shaw Lane to return to Farm Lane and Wilson.

Route 25 buses will use Shaw Lane rather than Kalamazoo between Harrison Road and Chestnut. The four bus stops on Kalamazoo will not be served by this route.

Starting Jan. 18, all Route 26 buses headed to campus will resume travel on Farm Lane serving the two stops and continue south to Auditorium then head to Bogue to continue inbound to Ramp 1.

Refer to individual route and schedule webpages for details. For questions, please call 517-394-1100.

Monday-Friday Service

CATA will operate six fixed routes on campus weekdays 7 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. Ending times vary by route and are noted below. Buses will run as often as every 10 minutes during the day and early evening.

  • Route 30 South & East Neighborhoods (service concludes at 2:30 a.m.)
  • Route 31 Brody & East Neighborhoods (service concludes at 2:30 a.m.)
  • Route 32 Commuter Lot - Snyder Hall - Clinical Center (service concludes at 7:15 p.m.)
  • Route 33 North & South Neighborhoods (service concludes at 10:30 p.m.)
  • Route 38 Spartan Village (service concludes at 10:45 p.m.)
  • Route 39 Unversity Village (service concludes at 2 a.m.)
  • MSU Weekday Schedule (Spanish)

Two curb-to-curb services will also operate weekdays. Customers must call 517-432-8888 to request a ride. 

Weekend Service

Weekend service operates 9 a.m. until 2:30 a.m.  Three fixed routes provide service every 30 minutes.

Two curb-to-curb services will also operate weekends. Customers must call 517-432-8888 to request a ride.

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 free passes 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, public restrooms, vending machines and an ATM, access to MSU’s Ramp 1 parking, and CATA’s Customer Experience Service direct phone lines.