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Established in 2004, the Student Alcohol Policy implemented the OU SafeRide program to discourage drinking and driving. The program provides safe, no-cost  transportation for OU students within the designated Norman zone from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the program calendar. 

As of August 2023, SafeRide has partnered with the City of Norman's micro-transit service, Norman On-Demand. OU students can access the benefits of both the Norman On-Demand service and the OU SafeRide program by downloading the Norman On-Demand app and creating their account using their email address. For more information about about the two programs, please see the below FAQ section.

SafeRide is a Student Government Association (SGA) supported program.

Norman On-Demand celebrates 20,000 rides with coverage expansion!

 The City of Norman’s app-based public transit program, Norman On-Demand powered by Via, is celebrating 20,000 completed rides with more coverage west of I-35 in Norman beginning May 1. The expansion is made possible with approval of Norman City Council and in partnership with the University of Oklahoma. View the full initiative statement below. 

Norman On-Demand
May 2024 Statement (PDF)

Image of Norman On-Demand app in the app store

Scan the QR code or click the link below to download the

Norman On-Demand App.

Remember to sign up with your OU email address!


What is the difference between
Norman On-Demand and SafeRide?

Norman On-Demand

Norman On-Demand is a service of the City of Norman. It provides affordable, seven-day, on-demand, public rideshare service. 


OU SafeRide is a program of the University of Oklahoma. It was created to discourage drinking and driving by providing safe, no-cost  transportation for OU students within the designated Norman zone.

Hours of Operation

Norman On-Demand

  • Monday - Wednesday:  7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Thursday - Saturday:     7:00 PM to 3:00 AM
  • Sunday:                           10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 


Semester: August 21, 2023 - May 15, 2024
  • Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM 
    (Students must register with their email address to recieve FREE rides during SafeRide hours.)

Summer: May 16 - August 17, 2024

  • Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM 
    (Students must register with their email address to recieve FREE rides during SafeRide hours.)

Is there a cost?

Norman On-Demand

  • $2 per ride
  • Rides with multiple passengers incur an additional $1 per passenger per ride.


  • During SafeRide operation hours (listed above), rides are free for OU students.

Where does SafeRide/Norman
On-Demand operate?

SafeRide/Norman On-Demand limits map. (1) Walmart Market Northwest, (2) Norman Regional Hospital Healthplex, (3) Walmart Supercenter West, (4) Cleveland County YMCA, (5) Norman Regional Hospital Porter, (6) Norman Central Library, (7) Downtown Norman, (8) Campus Corner, (9) Norman Transit Center, (10) The University of Oklahoma, (11) Walmart Supercenter East.

What does "rideshare" mean?

In order to offer the most efficient service, other passengers headed in the same direction may be picked up and dropped off during your trip. This ensures the lowest wait times.

What if I don't have a smartphone?

Yes, simply call 405-643-8638 and we’ll assist you over the phone. 

How do I access SafeRide/Norman On-Demand?

Download the Norman On-Demand app with the QR code or link below.

Contact Us

K. George Ahmadi
Student Government and Organization Services
Phone: (405) 325-5471

Phone: (405) 325-7433