Transportation FAQs

2023  - FAQs for Nature and All SUUSI Trip Transportation

SUUSI Driver Info and Waiver Form

SUUSI Insurance Driver Guidelines

I am choosing or being asked to drive my personal car on a Nature trip. My car will be parked in long-term parking. That’s a long walk and will take some time. Is there a possibility of parking closer? There is limited space in the Blue Ridge parking lot, which can accommodate those driving on a Nature trip. We ask that you do not move your car into the Blue Ridge lot more than a couple of hours prior to the start of your trip, or before 7 pm the night before the trip if there is an early departure time. We also ask that you return your car to long-term parking immediately following your return to campus. This will allow all drivers not to have to rush and to be ready to go at the time of the nature trip.

Do I have to give my driver’s license information? SUUSI insurance requires us to obtain driver’s names, license state and number, and date of birth.

Can other people ride in the car with me? Carpooling is permitted, but not required.

Where will we meet to leave – and will we all drive together? Trip participants will gather outside of the Nature Lounge, Blue Ridge 102. Cars will depart from the Blue Ridge parking lot.

Can I go somewhere else after we finish the nature trip, or do I have to come back to the campus with everyone else? Yes. You simply will need to sign out with the Nature staff leader and let them know you are leaving separately, and that will officially end your trip.

How will I know where to go to get to my Nature trip? Trip participants should plan to gather outside of the Nature Lounge at Blue Ridge 102. We will have addresses and directions available and you can plug them into your own GPS devices.

Will I be able to go on a trip if I won’t have a car at SUUSI?  Yes! SUUSI is planning to have a few passenger- and/or mini-vans available for a combination of transportation available this year. If you are uncertain whether you would like to drive or you would like to carpool with others, please don’t hesitate to send an e-mail and we can help you coordinate.

What, if any, trips will be by SUUSI van? All Middlers and Teens trips will be provided SUUSI transportation. Other trips will be assigned vans as possible and depending on needs. If you are concerned, reach out to

My child is signed up for a nature trip through the youth, middle, or teen program. Do I need to drive them? All Youth, Middlers, and Teens trips at SUUSI will be provided SUUSI transportation.

Some riders, like myself, are prone to motion sickness.  How will riding priority be established? This will be similar to past years. Those prone to motion sickness should make it known (in case the trip leader or driver forgets to ask) and request a seat in the front or towards the front of the vehicle.  

My access to email is limited during SUUSI, can I talk with someone in person? Yes! The Nature Lounge is in Blue Ridge 102 on the first floor beside the elevator. Hours will be Mon-Fri, 7a-10a; 12p-2p, and others as you catch us. You can send us an e-mail at

If you need more information, please reach out to

You can also visit the Nature Lounge in Blue Ridge 102 beside the elevator between the hours of
7:00-10:00 a.m. and 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., or at other times when you see us available.