UCSC Safe Ride

saferide-logo-vertical.jpgRequest a free “Safe Ride” from one location on the residential campus to another.

Safe Ride is staffed by student operators and is available from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week when classes are in session during fall, winter and spring quarters. There may be exceptions for holidays and finals week.

This program is not intended to replace existing transportation services such as the METRO Bus and Campus Shuttles. It is also not meant to discourage individuals from walking in groups.

This service provides a safe and reliable means of transit from one location to another on campus and ensures the safety of students who feel endangered or unsafe during night hours.

In order to run safely and efficiently, the program has a few limitations:

  • Limit of 5 passengers per ride
  • Rides must be requested the same day
  • No rides to or from off-campus locations
  • Intoxicated and/or disorderly students will not be transported
  • Food and alcohol are NOT allowed in the shuttle
  • Safe Ride reserves the right to refuse transport
  • Safe Ride may provide walking escorts in lieu of using a vehicle

Safe Ride is on hiatus for summer and will return to service in Fall 2024

If you have mobility needs (i.e. wheelchair users), contact the Disability Van Service directly at (831) 459-2829.

All Safe Rides drivers have valid California driver's licenses, and are trained Safe Ride personnel who have been background checked, fingerprinted, and are in compliance with the California DMV pull system. Each Safe Ride employee has completed the Defensive Driving and Distracted Driving courses administered by UCSC Learning Center.