Safe Rides

NOTE: Safe Rides programs will not operate Friday, December 13 through Sunday, January 5. Operations resume Monday, January 6. Have a safe and happy winter break!

In any community, it's smart to not walk alone at night. Walk with friends, or use one of the UO's safe rider programs:

  • Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2;
    Fall and winter terms: 6:00 p.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday
    Spring term: 7:00 p.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday
    Summer term: 9:00 p.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Designated Driver Shuttle (541-346-RIDE ext. 1)
    Fall, winter and spring terms: 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. daily
    Summer term: 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. daily
  • UO Campus Shuttle (;
    Fall and winter terms: 6:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. daily
    Spring term: 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. daily
    Summer term: Not in service

Missed all of those? Contact UOPD for a safety escort (541-346-2919)

Thanks to all who contributed to #DucksGive 2019

Program Growth

In 2017-18, UOPD assumed professional management of the UO's long-standing Safe Ride and Designated Driver Shuttle programs that help students get home safely (541-346-RIDE).

Since UOPD took over management of the ride programs, average rides per month have increased about 440 percent. Together, Safe Ride, DDS, and the UO Campus Shuttle provide about 5,000 student rides per month.

We have recently increased vehicles, capacity, routes, and hours for our programs, including operating the fixed-route UO Campus Shuttle seven days per week, with doubled capacity on Thursday through Saturday evenings.

These ride shuttle resources are still free to students. The programs continue to be staffed and guided by UO students, but operated to expand service and utilization, and increase efficiency and reliability.