This page provides an overview of CAMBUS’ services for the current academic year. Services are subject to change based on serving the critical needs of the University of Iowa operations and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Riders are encouraged to use the following methods to stay up-to-date of service news:

Terminology:

"Academic" refers to service days during the fall and spring semesters, when the university is holding classes.

"Break" refers to service days during university breaks in an academic session, such as Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break. It also refers to the winter break period between the end of fall semester and the beginning of spring semester. Some route schedules change during break periods, and some routes are suspended. CAMBUS does not operate weekend service during periods identified as "Break service".

"Summer" refers to service days operated between the end of the spring semester and the start of the fall semester. Summer service typically resembles break service with some changes.

2021-2022 CAMBUS Service Calendar

Last updated: May 12, 2021

2021-2022 CAMBUS Service Calendar

Summer service provided.  Weekend service is provided via Bionic Bus and On-Demand services only.

No service on these dates:

  • May 31, 2021 (university holiday)
  • July 4, 2021 (holiday)
  • July 5, 2021 (university observed holiday)

Academic services provided.  

Hours of operation:

  • Weekdays: 4:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
  • Weekends: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Exception dates
Dates Service provided information
September 4 - 5, 2021 No service University holiday weekend
September 6, 2021 (Monday) Academic weekend service University holiday (Labor Day)
November 20 - 21, 2021 No service Thanksgiving Break
November 22 - 24, 2021 Break service Thanksgiving Break
November 25 - 27, 2021 No service Thanksgiving Break

 

Break service provided.  There is no service on weekends during break periods.

Exception dates
Dates Service provided information
December 23 - 24, 201 No service University holiday
December 31, 2021 Service ends at 9:30 p.m. New Years' Eve
January 1, 2021 No service University holiday
January 17, 2021 Academic weekend service University holiday

 

Academic services provided.

Hours of operation:

  • Weekdays: 4:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
  • Weekends: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Spring 2022 service exception dates
Dates service provided information
March 12 - 13, 2022 No service Spring Break
March 14 - 18, 2022 Break service Spring Break
March 19, 2022 No service Spring Break

 

Summer service provided.  During summer, weekend service is provided via On-Demand and Bionic services only.

Transit

Riders are encouraged to use the mobile app, Transit, for CAMBUS services. Riders can view live departure information, real-time bus locations, and plan trips across CAMBUS, Iowa City Transit, and Coralville Transit. Users can also subscribe to alerts for detours, inclement weather, and service changes.

Questions about CAMBUS?

Call the dispatcher at (319) 335-8633
Email us at cambus-transit@uiowa.edu (email is monitored Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Accessibility

The Parking and Transportation Department is committed to promoting campus accessibility through mobility solutions for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In addition to fixed-route bus services, CAMBUS also operates a door-to-door paratransit bus service, called "Bionic Bus". Learn more about Bionic bus service here.