Service Announcement

CU NightRide will be closed for Spring Break, Friday, March 23 through Sunday April, 1. We will resume service starting at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 2. We encourage you look at alternative transportation options through CU Boulder Parking & Transportation Services. If you have any questions, feel free to contact UMC Program Coordinator, Austin Lujan.

What is CU NightRide?

Looking for a safe ride on campus or within Boulder city limits? Give CU NightRide a try! We’re a student-operated program that provides FREE night-time transportation for CU students, faculty and staff.

  • Studying late at Norlin and missed the last bus? Use CU NightRide!
  • Headed for a night out with friends on The Hill? Use CU NightRide!
  • It’s dark and cold and you don’t want to walk back to your res hall? Use CU NightRide!

We’re here to help get you where you want to go safely and efficiently. And with our TapRide app, it’s easier than ever to request a ride!

CU NightRide logoCU NightRide Hours
Sunday – Thursday until 12:15 a.m.
Friday – Saturday until 1:15 a.m.

Request a Ride through the TapRide App

 Download our mobile app to request a ride!

  1. Download TapRide from the app store  Apple App Store badge   Google Play badge
  2. Scroll to University of Colorado Boulder
  3. Enter your Identikey and password
  4. Request your ride!

CU NightRide is now working with zTrip to accommodate any CU Buff who may need wheelchair accessibility. If you would like details on how NightRide is using zTrip, please call us at 303-492-7333 or email us at If you are using NightRide and need a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, please call our office at 303-492-7333.

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Rules of the Road

  • CU NightRide only operates within Boulder city limits.
  • Rides must be requested through the TapRide app or by speaking with one of our dispatchers via phone at 303-492-SAFE (7233).
  • Rides are served on a first-come, first-served basis. We are no longer able to schedule rides in advance.
  • In an effort to maintain efficiency, drivers will wait five minutes for your group. If you miss your ride, your ride will be cancelled and you must request a new one.
  • CU NightRide reserves the right to refuse to escort individuals who act in an unsafe manner, exploit the service or harass personnel or their escorts. Acting in an unsafe manner includes, but is not limited to, refusing to follow an driver’s safety instructions (i.e. not wearing a seat belt), possession of a weapon, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or exhibiting violent or threatening behavior. In the event of refusal of service, our staff will make other safe transportation suggestions. If a person is refused service, they may be banned from future use of the service and may face other disciplinary actions from CU.