Undergraduate Student Government has chartered a bus to downstate Michigan as an alternative way to travel for Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break for the last few years. If you have purchased a ticket in the past, I'd like to thank you for making this a successful endeavor.

Thanksgiving and Winter Break are approaching once again, and the USG has chartered two buses for each break. Once again, tickets will be available to purchase online, as this will allow students (or family/friends) to purchase a ticket with a credit card. The schedule for ticket sales is available below:

Thanksgiving Break Buses:
Ticket Sales Open: October 19th
Tickets Sales Close: November 4th
Liability Waivers Due: November 16th
Departure Date: November 19th
Return Date: November 27th

Winter Break Buses:
Ticket Sales Open: November 14th
Ticket Sales Close: December 2nd
Liability Waivers Due: December 14th
Departure Date: December 17th
Return Date: January 8th

After you have purchased a ticket, it is YOUR responsibility to stop by the USG office (MUB 113) and sign a liability release form or email a signed PDF copy to usg@mtu.edu. This liability waiver needs to either be turned in in person at the USG office in the MUB or emailed to usg@mtu.edu by Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 5 pm. Students who do not have a waiver on file cannot board the bus! If you purchase a ticket but do not sign a release form, you will not be able to ride the bus and will NOT be refunded. If you will be under the age of 18 at the time of riding the bus, you will need a parent to sign your waiver. The waiver can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19UMqIYhiRasEyHw2bFdVO3kj7rpkONOL/view?usp=sharing

The route will be the same as previous trips with stops in St. Ignace, Gaylord, Clare, and the final stop in East Lansing. Additional details are provided on the Eventbrite website.

Bus loading will begin promptly at 7:45 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The bus WILL leave at 8:00 AM.

The bus will make its return trip on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from East Lansing departing at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way. The times for arrival are tentative as the weather may affect the schedule in some way. USG recommends that you arrive at your designated pickup spot 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Ticket sales will begin today, Monday, November 14th at 6:00 PM. Ticket sales will close on December 2nd at 5:00 PM or when they are sold out, whichever comes first. The cost for the trip will be $141.00 plus fees, regardless of whether you ride one-way or roundtrip, or your destination stop. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NONREFUNDABLE!

The link to purchase a ticket is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usg-winter-break-bus-tickets-467913199977?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

More information regarding the route can also be found there.

If you have any questions, please contact USG at usg@mtu.edu. And thank you for considering the Winter Break Bus!