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Traveling Safely

When traveling around or off campus, always be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to ensure your personal safety.

Ride-hailing Tips
If you use Uber or Lyft, follow these safety tips.

  • When possible, ride with a friend.
  • Wait indoors for your driver to arrive.
  • Check the driver’s rating.
  • Confirm the driver’s name, vehicle make/model and license plate number before you enter the vehicle.
  • Take a photo of the driver.
  • Ride in the back seat of the vehicle.
  • Share your trip details with friends or family.
  • Don’t share personal information with drivers or other passengers.
  • Provide driver feedback. If you rate a driver three stars or less, you’ll never be matched with him or her again. If you have an unsatisfactory or unsafe ride, you can request a refund from the service provider.
  • Add UC San Diego Police — (858) 534-HELP (4357) — to your Contacts.

Associated Students partnered with Lyft to provide undergraduates a Safe Ride at night. After you sign up, this service is available 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Campus Rides and Escorts
UC San Diego Police Community Service Officers provide walking safety escorts from sunset to 1 a.m. They also provide free Triton Rides to take you to your car, office, classroom or dorm from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., seven days a week.

In 2017, Triton Rides provided 25,728 rides, averaging 93 rides per night during academic quarters. In 2018, the average is about 150 rides per night.

Average wait times is 5–10 minutes. Call extension 4-WALK or (858) 534-9255 to request an escort or Triton Ride. You can use the Tapride app, available for download on iPhone/iPad and Android, to request a ride.

Other Ways to Get Around Campus


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