Safe Ride vans lined up.

Safe Ride

Request a free Safe Ride if you are on campus and have safety concerns at night!

Safe Ride is a free service that is available to any UC Davis student, staff, or faculty member, who would like an alternative to walking alone or in a small group at night. The service provides rides in clearly marked Safe Ride vans or other security vehicles. Walking escorts can be provided upon request.

Call 530-754-COPS (2677)

or download the Transloc app
to place a Safe Ride request.

Hours of Operation (effective May 1, 2023)

  • 7 days a week, starting at 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    On-campus, to another on-campus location
  • 7 days a week, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    On-campus location pickup, to any residential address in the city of Davis

TransLoc App

Download for both Apple App Store and Google Play

*Download instructions for international students

Setting up the app

  1. Download the TransLoc App
  2. Go to Settings and "Log in with University account"
  3. Select University of California, Davis
  4. Log in with your UC Davis LoginID and password
  5. Enable notifications for the app so we can alert you when we arrive.

Catching your Ride:

  1. Click on "OnDemand"
  2. Choose Service "On-campus or Off-Campus"
  3. Click "Pick Up Location" - Tap your location on the campus map
  4. Click "Drop Off Location"- Enter your address or tap your home location
  5. Select your number of passengers


  1. Cancellations can be made by the rider through the app
  2. Additionally, drivers reserve the right to cancel ride requests under certain circumstances including, but not limited to:
    • If we cannot find you within a reasonable timeframe
    • If you are unable to care for yourself due to alcohol consumption
    • If you are injured and have not been evaluated by EMS or a doctor
    • If you threaten the safe operations of the vehicle
    • If you are using the Safe Ride Services for reasons other than safety
    • If adverse conditions exist on campus
Download instructions for international students

At this time, the TransLoc app is only available through US app stores. If your app store account is based in a non-US region or country, you will need to do one of the following to download the app:

  • Change the region of your app store to the United States
  • Create a second Apple ID or Google account with a new email address and a US billing address

Your Safety is Our Primary Concern!

All Safe Ride drivers have valid California driver's licenses, and are trained Aggie Host Security personnel who have been background checked, fingerprinted, and are in compliance with the California DMV pull system. Each Safe Ride driver has completed the Safe Driver Awareness course, administered by UC Davis Learning and Development Center.