NightRide Shuttle is a fare-free, safe and easy way for U-PASS members to get home at night. NightRide shuttles pick up passengers at eight convenient campus locations and drop them off anywhere within one of two zones. Service runs Monday through Friday (excluding University holidays and summer quarter) and pickups run from 8 p.m. until just after 1:30 a.m.
Husky NightWalk is a service of the UW Police Department and provides uniformed safety guards as walking escorts from 6:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. seven days a week, excluding University holidays. Call 206-685-WALK (9255) to schedule an escort.
The UW Medical Center Department of Public Safety provides escorts for hospital employees and volunteers from the UWMC main lobby entrance to university campus parking lots. Service is available Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m, with additional times as available. Call 206-598-5555 to arrange an escort.
SafeZone is an app that connects your mobile phone to the UW Police Department. It has call buttons for emergency, first aid and non-emergency help and lets users easily share their location with UWPD dispatch.
Transit and parking safety
In response to a growing number of reports of sexual misconduct on transit, King County Metro has launched the
Report it to Stop it campaign to connect riders to important resources.
The University is committed to your safety whenever you ride on a UW Shuttle, park in a UW facility or use other transportation services.
In urgent situations, always call 911. You have the right to report sexual misconduct
to the University, to the police, to both or not at all. After you are safe, you can report an incident and find more support services at: UW Seattle: 206-685-SAFE (7233)
UW Bothell: 425-352-SAFE (7233)
UW Tacoma: 253-692-SAFE (7233)
The University of Washington also provides access to confidential advocates for all UW campuses. Additional UW resources on sexual assault
can be found online.
Our highest crime on campus is theft — mostly of unattended or improperly secured items. When parking on campus, always remove your valuables and lock your doors.
Love your stuff? Keep it safe, secured and out of sight.
Repairs and road maintenance
If you see a maintenance problem on our campus roadways or parking lots, please let us know by submitting a
service request online or by contacting our Customer Care team at 206-685-1900
For problems near the UW Medical Center, please contact their Facilities team at 206-598-4911.
If you wish to reach Transportation Maintenance during normal business hours, please call Transportation Services at 206-221-3701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if the weather outside turns frightful, your commute doesn’t have to be. Get ready with the following resources and make sure you know your department’s inclement weather policies.
UW Alerts: Sign up to receive notifications of emergencies, including extreme weather, that may disrupt the University’s normal operation.
Snow removal map: Check which campus roads and sidewalks are cleared.
UW Human Resources: Learn about leave use and compensation during periods of inclement weather and suspended operations.
Telework policy and technical help: Resources for working remotely from UWHR and UWIT.
Trip planning: Contact Commute Options to plan your alternate route to campus ahead of inclement weather
Walking on snow and ice: Advisory from Environmental Health & Safety Transit agencies
Rider alerts and other resources from regional transportation agencies.