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Students who don’t feel comfortable walking on campus at night may request a free ride to most locations at the U. SafeRide functions similarly to other rideshare programs like Uber or Lyft, but only operates within university boundaries on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

This free service is available to the university community but is especially meant to serve students on campus at night who need a ride to a parking lot or another building on campus, for example. Students, faculty and staff can request a SafeRide to and from any location on campus, except Research Park. Those in Research Park can request a ride by calling (801) 231-9058.

The SafeRide program is intended to be used by members of the university community who do not feel safe walking to a destination on campus at night. This is not a replacement for public transportation or other rideshare programs.

Download the TransLoc app in the App Store or Google Play to request a ride.

6:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Monday - Friday

Except during academic breaks

(801) 581-6415
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Download the TransLoc App

Since the launch of SafeRide in 2019, passengers have requested rides through the TapRide app. As of 2023, passengers must request a SafeRide through the TransLoc app. Since SafeRide is only available to current students, faculty and staff members, you must log in through a university account. First, open the app and tap on the ‘Settings’ button located in the bottom-right corner. Tap the ‘Log In’ button, and then tap on the ‘Log in with University Account’ button. Next, select ‘University of Utah’, log in with your uNID and university password and follow the prompted steps. Once you have completed this process, you’ll be able to request a SafeRide. To request a ride, tap on the ‘View OnDemand Service’ button. You’ll be able to select ‘SafeRide’ on weeknights from 6 PM to 12:30 AM. (Users are only be able to view the ‘SafeRide’ option during operating hours). You may then enter your pick-up and drop-off location.