Night Safety Escort Service—Safe Ride App

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department offers members of the community the ability to request a “Safe Ride” (free transportation from one location on campus to another) using their smart phones. Police Student Ambassadors, who manage the Night Safety Escort Program, provide the “Safe Ride” from 7:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., Monday through Thursday when classes are in session (except Summer Session).

Individuals may request a ride by downloading the TapRide application on their mobile device, and select University of California, Santa Cruz, Safe Ride program. They will be prompted to use their UC Santa Cruz credentials to log in and request a ride. Individuals may also request a ride during these hours by calling the dispatch center at (831) 459–2100. 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 or to discourage individuals from walking in groups, but is intended to provide a safe and reliable means of transit from one location to another on the campus. The Night Safety Escort Program cannot provide escort services to or from off-campus locations.

Intoxicated and/or disorderly students will not be transported, nor is food or alcohol allowed in the shuttle. The Police Student Ambassadors reserve the right to refuse transport. Additionally, the Police Student Ambassadors may provide walking escorts in lieu of using a vehicle.