Request a Ride

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


Download the TransLoc App

Since the launch of Safe Ride in 2019, passengers have requested rides through the TapRide app. Beginning May 10, 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.


TransLoc is a free mobile application used to request a SafeRide. Download from the App Store or Google Play and select 'University of Utah' to request a ride on campus.

University students, faculty and staff may request a SafeRide.

No, this service is free to university students, faculty and staff.

SafeRide operates Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

No, SafeRide does not operate during academic breaks.

Yes, you may be picked up or dropped off on any location on campus, excluding Research Park. If you are in the Research Park area, you may request a ride through the Hospital On-Demand shuttle by calling (801) 231-9058.

Yes, please specify if you need a vehicle with ADA accommodations when requesting your ride on the TapRide app.

No, SafeRide is an on-demand service.

All vehicles are branded with the university SafeRide logo. Please turn on notifications and track the vehicle on the app.  When the driver is approaching your location, the driver will send you a notification through the TapRide app.

SafeRide is not an emergency service. Please call 911 if you are in immediate danger. If you are not in immediate danger but need a law enforcement officer call 801-585-COPS.

No, SafeRide only operates within the university boundaries, excluding Research Park.