Safe Transportation


NightRideCU Night Ride

CU Night Ride is a student-run program created to improve the safety of the members of our university community by providing free, after-dark transportation, on and off-campus, for students, faculty, and staff. The program is dedicated to supporting a safe academic and socially responsible environment both on campus and in the community.

Call 303-492-SAFE (7233) to request service.
Website: umc.colorado.edu/cunightride
Hours: Sun-Thurs Sundown-12:15 a.m., Fri-Sat Sundown-1:15 a.m.
Location: UMC Reception Desk 2nd Floor

How it works…
Because safety takes precedence over convenience, the program uses a priority system to guide vehicle dispatch. Based on the rule of “safety in numbers”, this system means that single callers are automatically moved to the top of the list, followed by parties of two and so on. This means that larger groups may incur a wait in order for CU Night Ride to assist those in riskier circumstances, and it makes it difficult to accurately provide a wait-time estimate. Singles are picked up as quickly as possible, usually within 20 minutes. Rides are free and available by heading to the CU NightRide dispatch desk in the UMC or from any location by calling the number above.

Buff Bus
In general, the Williams Village Buff Bus hours are
7 a.m. - 12:30 a.m., Mon-Fri, and 10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sat-Sun.

The Athens North Buff Bus runs
7 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 5 pm. to 12 a.m. Mon-Fri.

Keep up-to-date regarding campus transportation disruptions with information from the Parking & Transportation Services service disruptions webpage.

Night HOP
The Environmental Center has contracted with the City of Boulder for the Night HOP to service the Williams Village residence halls and other locations from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thurs-Sat.

A Message From Your Student Union (CUSG):

Struggles with rider behavior are a significant impediment to extending Buff Bus hours. As the night proceeds, the rowdy behavior of students utilizing the service becomes a serious public safety hazard, and the safety of the driver and passengers is the top priority of administrators. As students, we must understand that our actions directly affect the ability for others to accommodate our needs. When we abuse the Buff Bus service, or any other, we must be willing to accept the very real consequences to our actions, and we force others to act with our irresponsible behavior in mind. It is our responsibility as community members to behave in ways that support the fulfillment of our needs rather than hinder it. Please ride responsibly so that we can continue benefitting from these services!