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WOU’s Safe Ride Program


The mission of WOLF Ride: WOU’s Safe Ride program is to provide a complimentary and reliable shuttle service to students of Western Oregon University who would otherwise walk alone at night and risk their safety or possible assault. WOLF Ride provides a safer environment for all students by increasing public awareness of our services and the dangers of assault.

Announcements: Due to an emergency, service will not be available February 20, 2017. 

The WOLF Ride program is operated by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Students can call 503.428.7238 during service hours to request a ride between the hours of 5:00pm and 12:00am, Monday through Sunday. Ride requests are taken on a first come, first served basis (there is no “route”).  There is only one van.  The WOLF Ride van is equipped with a wheelchair lift. If you call prior to operating hours or the driver cannot take your call, please leave a message stating the following:

  • Your name VanSideView_0016
  • Location and destination at which you would like to be picked up/dropped off
  • The time you would like to be picked up
  • A number at which you can be reached (the driver will call to confirm your ride upon receipt of the message)

If you have questions regarding the WOLF Ride program (no ride requests), please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 503.838.8221.

To request a ride, please call 503.428.7238.

You must be a current WOU student.

Rides are First Come, First Served


To view the program map, please click here

Approved uses of WOLF Ride:

  • Transportation to/from the grocery store
  • Transportation to/from a restaurant
  • Transportation to/from WOU campus
  • Transportation to/from seeing a movie
  • Transportation to/from a residence within WOLF Ride boundaries


WOLF Ride is not to be used as a designated driver service.

Intoxicated students will be refused service.


Link to Request Rental:  University use of Van


Link to Student Driver Application Form.  Apply by February 15, 2017.


If you are leaving for Spring break and need a ride to Salem (Amtrak or HUT only), WOLF Ride is offering students rides to Salem for only $10 on March 22, 23, or 24.  Requests must be submitted to the office no later than March 10, 2017.  Link to Special Ride Request Form.