Safety Escort Services

Staff 1 Vehicle

In conjunction with University Housing, the University Police Department provides a safety escort service to protect students, faculty and staff on campus between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am, as long as weather is safe for operation. In the hours prior to 10 pm, the police department encourages anyone travelling on campus to walk in well lighted areas with groups of people or to use the Wolfline Bus Service.

All Wolfline buses are accessible and equipped with the Transit Visualization System (TVS) which allows viewing of real-time bus locations online. Ten daytime routes extend into evening service until approximately 10 p.m., and late-night routes connecting resident halls and libraries on both campuses run until approximately 3 a.m.  Late night service frequencies vary depending on the route - from every 21 minutes to every 35 minutes.  

Additionally, every Sunday night, and the evening prior to classes resuming after a holiday break, the Holiday/Sunday Evening Shuttle runs continuously between the Centennial Campus Storage (RS) Lots and campus residence halls from 8 pm until Midnight.  

Visit Wolfline  to check schedules (and download them to smart phones) from the real-time bus locator system.

Contracted security guards will provide a safety escort anywhere on campus to include outer areas such as, but not limited to; the Vet School, the Avent Ferry Complex and Centennial Campus during the 10 pm to 4 am time period. Once a request for an escort has been made, the response time is dependent on the number of requests already received. Requests received from locations without Wolfline bus service will be given priority over locations accessible by bus. Due to vehicle capacity restrictions, safety escorts are limited to groups of no more than 3 people at a time.

You can identify University Police officers by their uniform and/or their department identification card.  Police Officers wear the standard navy blue police department uniform with a red shoulder patch.  Contracted security guards can be identified by their gray and black uniforms designated by “Staff 1 Security,” as well as the Staff 1 Security Safety Escort vehicle.

To request an escort, call 919-515-3000 or use a Blue Light Emergency Phone found at many locations across campus.