Safe Ride @ UM-Flint

As part of the Department of Public Safety's ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of our students, faculty and staff and providing the highest quality customer service possible, in partnership with Student Government, we are pleased to announce Safe Ride

Safe Ride, operated by Public Safety Student Patrol Officers, is a free transportation service that operates within specific campus geographic boundaries. 

DPS continues to revisit and adjust the Safe Ride service schedule of operation based on feedback. Please contact your Student Government representative or Public Safety to provide feedback. 

Safe Ride Service Boundary Map

Service Boundaries

Safe Ride Service Boundaries:

  • 5th Ave to the North
  • E. Court Street to the South
  • Saginaw Street to the West
  • Crapo Street to the East
  • South to Fifth Avenue
  • Service locations outside graphic area includes Hurley Hospital

SERVICE BOUNDARIES MAP

How to request a Safe Ride from DPS

Safe Ride (DPS) Phone Number: 810-762-3333

When you call DPS, you will be asked for the following information by our dispatchers:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your pickup location
  • Your destination
  • The number of your party
  • The time the escort is desired
  • Your UMID number.

When you enter the vehicle you will be asked for your M-Card. Failure to provide an ID may result in your ride being cancelled.

*Please call as early as possible to secure service. Rides are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis. If you must cancel your ride, please do it as soon as possible to avoid violating any usage rules and to allow other students the opportunity to receive an escort.

Students will not be penalized for missing their first escort. However, students that miss two scheduled escorts will be denied escort privileges for the remainder of the semester.

Safe Ride Rules of Use

Safe Ride - Safety Rules of Use

Safety Rules of Use:

  • Escort vehicles will wait a maximum of 3 minutes.
  • Escorts may be made for up to 3 people total.
  • Food is not permitted in the vehicle.
  • Alcohol (opened or unopened) is not permitted in the vehicle.
  • Escorts will only drive to the planned destination.
  • Carry-on items must fit in the rider's lap.

Hours of Operation

Fall and Winter semesters:

Evening operation Monday through Thursday - 10 PM to 12:30 AM 

Friday - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Morning operation Monday through Friday is from 5:30 AM to 8 AM

  • All rides are scheduled on the 10 minute mark. Example: A ride may be scheduled at 7:40 p.m. or 7:50 p.m., but not 7:45 p.m.
  • Service Closures: Student Safety Service does not operate on any university honored holiday, or under special circumstances, during some large events on campus that require additional Department of Public Safety personnel. Please check the university's calendar for a list of holidays here(link is external).
  • The first ride of the night will be dispatched 20 minutes after starting operating hours, and the last escort will be dispatched 20 minutes prior to the end of operating hours.