Dean of Students


SafeRide is a free service that transports students, faculty, and staff to their residence or vehicle in their off-campus neighborhood. Riders may use this service once per evening and must present a valid U-M ID. 

Upon calling SafeRide, users will be presented with two ride options based on the time at which they are calling. With Option 1, riders can be picked up at any University building between the hours of 8 PM and 2 AM. With Option 2, riders can be picked up the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, the Duderstadt Center, or the Cancer Center between the hours of 2 AM and 7 AM.

Wait times for SafeRide can exceed 30-40 minutes, so plan your study schedule accordingly and check to see if Blue Buses are still running as a safe alternative.

To request a ride, call (734) 647-8000.


Night Ride

Night Ride is a $5 shared-ride taxi service that operates within the city of Ann Arbor. This program runs from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday through Friday and from 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM Saturday and Sunday.

To request a ride, call the SafeRide number – (734) 647-8000 ­– and select Option #3.


Emergency Ride Home

Free taxi rides can be provided in emergency situations for faculty, staff and students to return to their vehicle parked in remote lots or to any location (home, school, daycare provider, etc.). This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use of the program is limited to six times per permit year.

To request a ride, call the Department of Public Safety and Security at (734) 763-1131.


State Street Ride

Free after-hours taxi service from any U-M building to the South State Street Commuter (Park & Ride) lot after buses have concluded daily service. This service is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

To request a ride, call Blue Cab directly at (734) 547-2222.



Paratransit is a scheduled door-to-door service for students, faculty, and staff with permanent or temporary disabilities.

To register for the rides, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.