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Safety escort services

Husky NightWalk 206-685-9255

Husky NightWalk provides safe vehicle escort at night with a uniformed security guard for students, faculty and staff. Guards can also assist with building and office lockouts (proper identification required) and jump start dead car batteries. The purpose is to help students and employees get to and from campus safely.


6:30 p.m. — 2 a.m. daily EXCEPT University holidays

Husky NightWalk service area boundaries

The area Husky NightWalk covers includes all UW Seattle buildings and UW’s campus. See a UW campus map.

Off campus, the service area borders are Roosevelt Way NE to the west, NE Ravenna Boulevard to the north, 25th Avenue NE to the east (does not include University Village) and 45th Street to the south.

NightWalk Service Area


To or from a UW location within the NightWalk service area. Use Husky NightWalk to safely get from campus to your home in the service area, to your car or to another UW building. Due to the volume of requests, we cannot provide escorts from one off-campus, non-UW location to another off-campus, non-UW location. The safety escort is not meant to meet an individual’s routine transportation needs or serve as a ride program for inclement weather. For your safety, we cannot provide medical escorts.

How to use Husky NightWalk

  • Dial 206-685-9255 (WALK) when ready for a safety escort within the Husky NightWalk service area.
  • Advise the dispatcher which building you are calling from or an address. Make sure you are standing outside and are visible for the Husky NightWalk guard.
  • Have your UW student, staff or other photo identification ready.



NightRide is a U-PASS sponsored shuttle service for students, faculty, and staff. Passengers can board the NightRide from any one of eight on-campus stops and be dropped off at any requested location within the two shuttle zones. Schedules are prominently displayed at all stops, and schedules are available at information kiosks around campus. Wheelchair-accessible shuttles service both zones.

Note that NightRide is not available during the summer. 

Call 206-685-3146 or visit the site linked below for more information about this and other UW shuttle services. 

More information on campus shuttles

University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Department of Public Safety

The UWMC Department of Public Safety provides escorts for hospital employees and volunteers from the UWMC main lobby entrance to university campus parking lots. Escort drivers provide this free service Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. — 1:00 a.m. For other days and times, Public Safety officers provide escorts unless unavailable due to a hospital emergency.

To arrange for an escort, contact UWMC Public Safety at 206-598-5555, and let them know when you will be ready to depart from the above location.

For more information, call the UWMC Public Safety Office at 206-598-4909.