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Guidelines for Transportation Associated with Academic Field Trips

If the field trip is considered mandatory for the course:

  1. Brown should provide transportation (bus service or rental vehicles with authorized drivers)
  2. It is not necessary to require students to sign a Release and Waiver form if the field trip is a requirement of the course.

If participation in the field trip is voluntary:

  1. Students can arrange their own transportation (Consider RIPTA, which is free when you show your Brown ID)
  2. Students should sign a Release and Waiver/Assumption of Risk form (available from the Office of the General Counsel).

In either case:

  • Can Zip Car be used?
  • Can Academy Bus be used?
  • It is possible to rent a vehicle or 7 passenger van?
  • safeDrive guidelines must be followed
  • If an employee's personal vehicle is used, the vehicle owner’s personal auto insurance is primary in the event of an accident.