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Transportation

Preferred Providers

When you need to take a taxi or car service from campus, please use one of the approved service providers. These preferred providers perform background checks on their employees. For your safety, please do not use unapproved services.

If you have difficulty arranging transportation with these preferred providers, please contact the AOD for assistance.

AOD - 413.284.9042

List of transportation options

 

Rideshare Policy

Any parent who wishes for their child to be allowed to use a rideshare service in accordance with WMA policy must complete the Rideshare Permission Form. The form must be on file in the Deans Office before a student will be allowed to use this service. The permission form can be found in our password-protected Parent Portal at www.wma.us/parents. Once such permission is received, any student who is using such service and is being picked up on campus must notify their Dorm Parent or the Administrator on Duty (AOD). Drivers should be instructed to pick students up outside of their dorms: Rich Hall, Smith Hall and Wallace Blake.

Rideshare policy - Uber, Lyft, etc.

  • On weekends, we allow students 18 years or older, with parent permission, to use rideshares, such as Uber and Lyft.
  • If a student is 18 years or older and they have a younger sibling attending WMA, the younger sibling may accompany the older sibling in the car, provided the younger sibling also submitted a Rideshare Permission Form.
  • Any parent who wishes for their child to be allowed to use a rideshare service in accordance with WMA policy must complete the Rideshare Permission Form.
  • The permission form can be found on the password-protected Parent Portal at wma.us/parents. The signed form must be on file in the Deans Office before a student will be allowed to use this service.
  • Once the written permission form is received, any student who is using such service must follow our standard sign-out procedures.

Please note:

  • Permission forms: Only faxed (413.596.2448) or mailed (to Deans Office, 423 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095) forms will be accepted.
  • Only one signed form is necessary for each student, each academic year.
  • WMA's other Approved Transportation Services remain unchanged.
  • We will still maintain our weekend activities events and shuttles and hope these additions will expand opportunities for our students.

Rideshare Policy: Junior Uber

Upper School Boarding Students Only

As of Dec. 2023, our policy regarding rideshares (Student/Parent Handbook - under F. Transportation, page 98) has been changed to reflect Uber’s newly revised rules for underage riders.

In accordance with Uber's new "junior accounts," WMA will allow Upper School students only from ages 13 - 17 with registered Junior Uber accounts to use the service for transportation purposes on weekends, and for travel leaving and returning during school vacations. Middle School students will not be eligible.

The permission form can be found on the password-protected Parent Portal at wma.us/parents. The signed form must be on file in the Deans Office before a student will be allowed to use this service.