This fall, Associated Students of CSU is helping students get
home for the holidays.
For the first time, ASCSU is offering 200 discount tickets for
shuttle rides to Denver International Airport; however, there are
only 13 spaces left.
Students will receive $10 off of a one-way ticket price.
Students also have the option to purchase two tickets, one for each
way, to save $20 on a round-trip journey. Depending on where
students are being picked up in town, shuttle prices vary.
To get a ticket, students must visit the ASCSU office in the
Lory Student Center before Thursday.
On Tuesday afternoon, only 13 of the original 200 spots were
Once students sign up, the tickets will be mailed to them by
Nov. 17. Students are responsible for calling Shamrock Shuttle
Service to set up pick-up times.
“(Students) should come into the ASCSU office to sign up, then
call Shamrock and present their ticket and pay the difference,”
said Luke Brunner, director of ASCSU Student Services and junior
In order to provide this service, ASCSU made a deal with
Shamrock to pick up the extra tab.
“It is just another service we offer students – to get safely to
and from DIA,” Bruner said.
Freshman Mandi Gum, a graphic design major, has already signed
up for the program in order to go back home to Stanwood, Wash. for
“I’ve used Shamrock before for orientation,” Gum said. “It is a
really helpful money-saving service, and without a car, it is
Freshman Amy Russ, an open-option major from Minnetonka, Minn.,
is also going home for Thanksgiving.
“My aunt lives in Denver,” Russ said. “So she would come and
pick me up to take me to DIA. If I didn’t have a ride to the
airport, I’d definitely use it, though.”
The shuttle service idea was first discussed as part of ASCSU
President Katie Clausen’s and Vice President Ben Goldstein’s,
“(The program) has proven to be very popular,” Brunner said.
However, it is still not certain if the discount tickets will be
available for Winter Break travels.
“I think it is a good idea and saves a lot of time and money,”
said freshman Craig Lessard, an open-option major. “It would be
really helpful if they offered it during Christmas or next