Guide to staying warm on campus

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   The cold weather has finally hit Indianapolis, making walking to class nothing but fun. Thanks to the JagLine shuttle system and numerous tunnels located across campus, life can be a little warmer during the upcoming winter season. 

   By using the tunnels, one can make it from the Science and Engineering building all the way to the IU Natatorium without even having to step outside. 

   What many don’t realize is that there is an underground tunnel on campus. Starting from the third floor skybridge in the Science and Engineering Laboratory Building, students can travel from the STEM headquarters and move into the Science Building. This then leads underground to the Engineering Science and Technology Building. 

   “I first heard about the underground tunnel during bridge week from my peer leader,” freshman Bryce Rauch said. “I like using the tunnels because they help me keep dry on cold rainy days. It takes a little longer to navigate through but it’s worth it.” 

   A campus favorite is the “gerbil tube” tunnels, one connecting from the Campus Center to Cavanaugh Hall and one connecting from the SPEA building to the Social Work Building. 

   As for the JagLine, six different routes are available for quick access across campus. Routes vary from movement along Michigan and New York street to helping those who park near the Health Information and Translational Sciences building. This will be the first winter where all six routes will be up and running.

   “I love taking the JagLine when it’s cold outside. The bus is relatively warm and it saves me from bad weather,” sophomore Emily Blough said. “The shuttle is quick and it gets me to class right on time. All of the drivers are really nice which makes the experience even better.”

   Routes 1 and 4 operate every 15 minutes, while routes 2 and 3 operate every 10 minutes. Routes 5 and 6 operate every 20 minutes. This range leaves students with a short amount of time to stand in the harsh weather. 

   JagLine offers an app with the ability to set notifications when a shuttle is on it’s way so riders can remain inside longer. To get  details on every JagLine route, view the map here:


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