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Ways to Get Where You′re Going

Publication Date: 6/25/2013

By Lauren Albright ′16

Rhodes is a small campus in a big city. Here’s 5 ways to get around if you don’t have a car, or if you’re short on gas money.


The Zipcar is a program for students that don’t bring cars to school. Just sign up and reserve a car, get in, drive around town, then put it back where you found it. If you leave your car at home, Rhodes will give you $100 in Zipcar credit.


Rhodes is small, so walking is the most common way to get around campus, but there are also restaurants, shops, and parks close enough to walk to. (See Summer Series Part I: Overton Park.)


Bikes are popular way to get around, especially for students living off campus. Memphis has more than 60 miles of protected bike lanes and the Memphis Greenline runs from Midtown to Germantown. Rhodes even has a bike shop on campus where you can rent a bike and receive maintenance.


If you spend some time downtown, the trolley is a good way to get around and get to know the city. The last Friday of every month is Trolley Night—free trolley rides, free music, art gallery openings, and great food and drink.


There are plenty of skateboarding opportunities on campus, and just a short  skate from campus is Midtown Skateshop, where students can go to shop or just hang out in the lounge. (Bonus: It’s right next door to Dino’s Grill, a Rhodes favorite for 40 years. Thursday is all-you-can-eat spaghetti night.)