Transportation, Police Increase Services during Dead Week
Dead Week and final exams are two of the most stressful weeks of the semester for students. Packed with review sessions, hours of studying, and late nights at the Library or Clough Commons, these last few days are an important time to practice safe and healthy behaviors.
This week, Parking and Transportation Services will extend the hours of buses and trolleys to accomodate late night studying. The schedule is as follows:
- Tech Trolley: Will run until 12:14 a.m. Last round trip departs from the Student Center Transit Hub at 11:40 p.m. It will depart approximately every 20 minutes from 7 p.m. to 12:14 a.m.
- Stinger Red Route: Will run until 12:17 a.m. Last round trip departs from North Avenue Apartments at 11:57 p.m. It will run every 12 minutes before 7 p.m. and every 24 minutes after 7 p.m.
- Stinger Blue Route: Will run until 12:07 a.m. The last round trip departs from Fitten at 11:46 p.m. It will run every 14 minutes before 7 p.m. and every 28 minutes after 7 p.m.
- Stinger Green Route: Will run until 12:13 a.m. The last half trip departs the transit hub at midnight. It runs every 30 minutes after 6 p.m.
- Midnight Rambler: Will begin running at 5:54 p.m. on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. It will run every 30 minutes from 6 to 9 p.m. and every 15 minutes after 9 p.m.
The Stingerette (404-385-RIDE) will continue its usual operating schedule from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. Students may also request an escorted ride home from the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) by calling 404-894-2500.
A few additional safety tips:
In terms of study spots, it’s likely most buildings on campus will stay populated well into the night.
Even so, it’s never a good idea to leave valuables unattended. Also avoid propping doors open, and don’t allow strangers to enter the premises.
If you need cash to buy snacks, think ahead and use your ATM card during the day. If you must use it at night, go indoors or use a well-lit machine.
When it’s time to head home after a long night, walk with a friend or group of people. Download the LiveSafe app to set a safety timer for your walk home and notify friends or roommates of your location.
To help keep yourself and others safe, it’s important to remember: If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity to GTPD by calling 404-894-2500 or using the anonymous texting feature in the LiveSafe app. Police will also increase patrols in areas of campus frequented by students at the end of the semester.
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