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  Making your travel plans home for a break doesn't have to be complicated!

Tickets for October Break are now available on BearPAWS.

How to reserve a Bear Bus ticket through BearPAWS

  1. Log in to BearPAWS via
  2. Go to College Life and Auxiliary Services
  3. Go to Bear Bus Ticket

General Information:

Bear Bus reservations and tickets are available for purchase on BearPAWS. We only sell round trip tickets.

Carefully read and follow the directions below before clicking on the BearPAWS link.

  1. All tickets must be purchased within 48 hours.  If you want to pay with a credit or debit card, you must pay online through BearPAWS.  If you would like to pay with BearExpress/cash/or check, please stop by the Bear Bus office during Office hours to pay for your ticket. Checks should be written out to PACES 612.
  1. After you purchase your ticket, you will be sent a confirmation email to your Potsdam email address. The confirmation email is your ticket onto the Bear Bus.  Print this email out and bring it with you to board the bus.
  1. Refunds will only be processed if you cancel TWO (2) or more weeks prior to the departure date with a $40 cancellation fee. No Refunds Will Be Granted Within TWO (2) Weeks Of Your Departure.
  1. Luggage Limit of TWO (2) bags for the Cargo area and ONE (1) carry-on. If this limit is exceeded, we may not be able to grant entry on the bus.

View October Break Schedule

Bear Bus Office Hours

Student Success Center
128 Sisson Hall
SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - Noon, 1 - 4 p.m.
Stephanie M. Anable
(315) 267-2580

Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 9 -11 a.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.
Amanda Cummings
(315) 267-2375

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at