The most popular form of transportation is a car. The majority of students brings their car, especially if they are from Florida. Out-of-state students sometimes bring their car, but it is not necessary. Because so many students bring their car, finding a ride somewhere is very easy.
Throughout the month, a campus shuttle will depart from school for shopping excursions. The frequency of these outings can be inconvenient because they are not every weekend. Therefore, students must plan ahead for what they need to buy, unless they can find a way to shop on their own. On a positive note, the service is free, so there is no need to worry about gas or money for a taxi. Lakeland is small and close-knit, so biking can be an option, too. In addition to getting some exercise, biking can allow access to nearby stores and restaurants without having to pay for gas or a taxi. Bike racks can be found around campus, close to dorms for easy access.