For Students

The Accessible Transportation Supervisor is a single point of contact for students to coordinate accessible parking and transportation options on campus.

Contact: Joshua McCleary (Accessible Transport Supervisor)

Email: jamcclea@syr.edu

Phone: 315-443-1049

Students seeking a specific parking or transportation service should obtain a referral from one of the following departments:

Accessible Transportation Service Options

Note: All campus transportation services (Centro and ‘Cuse Trolleys) are fully accessible.

Medical transport: One daily round trip from SU parking lot, SU residential hall, or University neighborhood apartment to campus and back. Additional rides may be available but are not guaranteed.

Syracuse University Health Services provides medical transportation for students who require non-emergency transport due to a temporary medical condition for no longer than six weeks. This can include transportation to Health Services for medical evaluation, a return trip from Health Services to residence halls or an initial ride to an off-campus medical appointment.

Due to the demands of the service, transports are generally not available to:

  • Medical Appointments not immediately surrounding the main campus
  • Pharmacies (unless approved by the Pharmacy Manager)
  • Student Employment
  • Onondaga County Health Department (unless referred by Health Services)
  • Dentist or Orthodontic appointments (will allow in cases of a Dental emergency)
  • Psychiatric Services (unless referred by Health Services)
  • Chiropractic appointments

Healthcare facilities that are outside the University area will not be utilized unless absolutely necessary and pre-approved by the Health Services Medical Director or the EMS Manager.

How do I get started?

Students who require temporary medical transport must complete a Medical Transport Request Form (available at Barnes Center at The Arch). The form must be filled out by their physician or Health Services staff. The Health Services Medical Director has final authority over all transport requests. All medical necessity notes provided by personal physicians or providers will be reviewed for approval by Health Services.

The completed request form must be submitted within five business days of the first request. Failure to submit a transport request form will result in suspension of service.

Is there a fee?

Full time students who pay the student health and wellness fee are entitled to medical transports during the six-week period. After the six-week period, a $5 charge may be assessed for each ride and the transport will be re-evaluated by the Health Services medical director and EMS manager. If a student is referred to an outside healthcare provider from Health Services staff, they will not be charged for transport. Furthermore, students will not be charged for return trips from an area hospital.

When is medical transport available?

Service is available during the academic year between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., medical transport will only be available for return trips from an area hospital.

How do I schedule a transport?

To request a transport, call 315.443.4566 or email Paul Smyth at pjsmyth@syr.edu. Transport requests for regularly scheduled appointments should be made one week in advance.

What other transport services are available?

Syracuse University Office of Parking and Transportation Services provides an extensive bus service on and off campus. More information is available at the Parking and Transportation Services website, or by calling 315.443.4652. Bus schedules are available on the parking website.

Access ‘Cuse: Door-to-door service from campus or near campus residence to campus. Multiple rides offered between campus buildings.

Students who need the services of Access ‘Cuse must be registered with the Center for Disability Resources (CDR). If you have not already registered, please fill out the registration form.

Once you are registered, your CDR Access Coordinator will meet with you to determine your eligibility for the service. All referrals will be directed to the Accessible Transportation Supervisor, to set up the initial schedule.

For more information on the other resources offered, visit the Center for Disability Resources.

Accessible Parking Options

Accessible parking spaces and permits are designated by signs bearing the International Symbol of Accessibility (Wheelchair). These spaces are for use by students, faculty and staff members with disabilities as defined by federal and state law, holding a government issue placard.

If you hold a government issued placard and you also already have an SU parking permit for a specific lot, please provide a copy of that government issued placard to Parking Services and you can use the designated disabled parking spaces in your assigned lot.

If you do not already have an SU parking permit, upon providing a copy of the government issued placard to Parking Services, you will be granted priority to apply for and purchase a parking permit (at regular rates) based on space availability.

To request a lot change:

A referral to the Accessible Transport Supervisor is required in order to determine if a lot change is appropriate.  As an interim measure, you will be assigned to the Henry Street lot (Formerly Fine lot) which has a fully accessible trolley which runs on a regular basis throughout the day.  *When the Trolley is not running (e.g., evenings, weekends, and University breaks), the Henry Street permit allows for parking in Orange lots on campus.

*A new referral is required for each academic year.