What is Safe Ride?

One of the many SafeRide vehicles

Safe Ride is a service provided to members of the Northwestern community as a safe and free alternative to walking alone after dark. Safe Ride operates from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am seven days a week during the academic year when classes are in session (excluding summer session). Safe Ride drivers provide rides from campus to destinations off campus within our Evanston boundaries, as well as rides back to campus from within Safe Ride boundaries. The service is staffed by student employees and administrators dedicated to enhancing campus safety.

Safe Ride is Not a Taxi.

Please remember that Safe Ride doesn't have the capacity to provide rides to every one of our students so always plan ahead. Safe Ride should always be used in conjunction with other safe travel options such as walking in groups, using the Northwestern Shuttle Service, or using one of the local Taxi services. Please expect a reasonable wait when requesting a ride, as we serve the entire Northwestern community.

For more information, or if you have questions, please check out the FAQ section of our website.

Whenever you’re walking at night stay alert, know your surroundings, and become familiar with the locations of Emergency Police “Blue Light” telephones (call boxes).