The Riverside campus is considered a commuter campus. This means that 90% plus of our student population has to find transportation to get to our campus. Encore understands the commitment needed to create a transportation plan for students before they drive. There are limited options when it comes to transportation.
- PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION
- Parents can drive their students to campus while recognizing and following all drop-off and pick-up procedures outlined in the student handbook.
- Students can ride their bikes to school. In Riverside, there is a bike rack to lock student bikes located at the H Building on Orange Street.
- Students that possess a valid driver’s license can drive themselves to school. Downtown Riverside standard daily parking rates apply. There is limited free parking on Orange Avenue, but you can visit the parking authority on the corner of University and Market to get full details about parking downtown.
There is a parent bulletin board posted in the main office (in the 3rd-floor office on University). Encore DOES NOT organize carpools for parents, but does give parents a place to share information to try to find a viable carpool.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Riverside – the Metrolink and Downtown Riverside bus stops are within walking distance to downtown Riverside where the campus is located.
- ENCORE BUS SERVICE
Encore charters busing through Student Transportation of America for students at a semester charge. There is limited space available on the bus program. Students are given space on a first come, first served basis. There is no guarantee that any student will be able to ride the bus. Encore does their best to accommodate all students, but in the event that the bus availability fills up, a waitlist for bus space will be created. The bus service is costly for Encore.
Students misbehaving on the bus will be removed from this elective service without refund.