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    DPS continues to offer walking safety escorts for our community.

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. 

DPS Announces TapRide

Tap Ride App

You can now request rides across campus on demand using the Tap Ride app. For more information on Tap Ride Click HERE. You can download the new app on the Apple Store or Google Play store.
Below are a few tips on how to register for the Tap Ride services. 
  • Download Tap Ride to your mobile device
  • Open the Application and scroll down to where you see University of Michigan Flint
  • Choose University of Michigan Flint and you will sign in using your University credentials
  • Please provide your phone number in case our drivers or dispatchers need to contact you
  • Once signed up, you can then request a ride within our campus Geo-Fence
  • We have predetermined pick up and drop off locations but if your residence is within the Geo-Fence, you can provide the address.
  • Once requested, you will be provided with an ETA and see the location of our Safe Ride van that will be picking you up
 If you have any questions about our Safe Ride services, please contact us at 810.762.3330. Safe Ride hours of operation and pick up and drop off locations are found on our website or Facebook page.

Safe Ride Pick-Up / Drop-Off Locations:

The following are the specific pick-up and drop-off locations serviced by the Safe Ride within the boundary area:

  • FSRH -
    • Cut out on First Street side near entrance
    • Due to the closure of the UCEN loop - pick up is at the cut-out near Lot A at the top of the loop
  • Harrison Ramp
    • Wallenburg Street, East Side
  • FH/Theatre
    • Cut out on Kearsley Street at Wallenberg Street
  • Thompson Library -
    • WTL loading dock, off Harrison Street
  • UPAV -
    • UPAV/Brush Alley at corner near Kearsely Street
  • RFRH/Univ. Tower -
    • At main doors directly in front of RFRH
  • NBC -
    • 2nd St. loading area cutout, at corner of Saginaw Street
  • WSW -
    • WSW loading dock
  • Hubbard Building -
    • At main doors directly in front of Hubbard
  • Mill Parking Deck -
    • Mill Street, near ramp entrance
  • MLK/4th Street -
    • Parking lot of the old fire station on the corner
  • Farmer’s Market -
    • 1st Street at the corner, near Wallenberg Street
  • The Durant -
    • At main front doors directly in front of Durant
  • MTA -
    • Cut out on Harrison Street, near entrance of the MTA
  • Secretary of State/Huntington Bank/US Postal Office/Ascension Downtown Flint Health Center -
    • UPAV/Brush Alley at corner of Kearsley Street
  • Social Security Office -
    • Near main front doors, in the Social Security Office parking lot
  • Ferris Wheel Building -
    • 2nd Street at the corner of Brush Alley (access to rear building entrance)
  • Rally's / Family Dollar / St. Michael's Church
    • Parking lot between Rally's and Family Dollar, near the traffic signal
  • Chase Bank -
    • 4th Street curb, in front of main entrance doors
  • Genesys Downtown Flint Health Center
    • Entrance off of Kearlsey Street (reminder: this service is specific to non-medical related escorts from campus as well as routine health care appointments)
  • Hurley Hospital (also servicing Hurley Medical Center Urgent Care and HCARE outpatient Pharmacy)
    • Main ER entrance (reminder: this service is specific to non-medical related escorts from campus as well as routine health care appointments)
  • Genesee Community Health Center, 725 Mason Street, Flint
    • Main Entrance, facing the parking lot - accessible from 4th Ave or Grand Traverse. (reminder: this service is specific to non-medical related escorts from campus as well as routine health care appointments)
UM-Flint Shopper Services

Shopping Services Saturdays

The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety, in partnership with Student Government, provides Saturday Shopper Services during the in-session Fall and Winter Semesters.

  • On Saturdays between 11am - 6pm, during the Fall and Winter semesters, the DPS SafeRide will provide shopper services from Riverfront Residence Hall to and from:
    • Walmart on Corunna Road; and
    • Genseee Valley Center Mall on S. Linden Road.


  • This route will operate each Saturday during the Fall and Winter semester as follows:
    • Departure from the Riverfront Building:
      • 12:00pm (Noon)
      • 1:00pm
    • Return from the mall/Walmart:
      • 2:00 pm
      • 4:00 pm

The shuttle is available on a first come, first serve basis. The schedule may be adjusted to accomodate the needs of the service.